Genetics: An Introduction and Current Topics

Dates: September 21 - October 19, 2022

Meets: W from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

$65.00
OLLI Member: $65.00

Enrollment requires a 2022-2023 OLLI at MSU Membership

Description

Michelle Flenniken, a professor in MSU's Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, will teach general genetics in an accessible format. Genetics is critical to biology and fundamental genetics concepts will be covered, including eukaryotic and prokaryotic gene expression, chromosomes, DNA, heredity, biological sex determination, etc. In addition, the course will provide an overview of current hot topics in genetics, including CRISPR-Cas mediated gene editing, precision medicine, and cancer genetics. There will be an opportunity to discuss these topics as a group.

Course Takeaways

Participants will gain a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, genetics. They will gain an overall understanding of the universal code of life and gene regulation. Participants will also gain knowledge about current topics in genetics, including gene editing and precision medicine.

Scholarships

Apply for a needs-based scholarship to take this offering.

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Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

2152 Graf St Bozeman, MT 59718
http://www.hopebozeman.com/#/welcome/directions-to-hope

Michelle Flenniken

Michelle Flenniken is an associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University. She is a microbiologist who investigates honeybee host-pathogen interactions. She also serves as co-director of the Pollinator Health Center at MSU. She received a B.S. in biology from the University of Iowa, then was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana before obtaining her Ph.D. in microbiology from Montana State University. Before becoming an MSU faculty member, she did postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco. Michelle has ten years of experience teaching General Genetics (BIOB 375) and virology courses at MSU.
Date Day Time Location
09/21/2022Wednesday3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
09/28/2022Wednesday3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
10/05/2022Wednesday3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
10/12/2022Wednesday3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
10/19/2022Wednesday3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

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