AN SC 484 - Animal Molecular Biology. Students learn about the major approaches and methodologies of applied molecular biotechnology in animal science, including recently developed methods for genome editing. Selected research papers are presented and discussed in class and students write a term paper.
AFNS 508 - Applied Bioinformatics. Introduction to databases, software tools, and analysis methods used to characterize DNA and protein sequences. Topics include information retrieval from sequence databases, protein function prediction, assessing sequence similarity, biological pathway analysis, measuring gene expression, proteomics, and protein identification.
AN SC 479/AN SC 499 - Integrative Problem Solving Project in Animal Science and Animal Health. Students complete an applied research project that involves writing a proposal, conducting research, performing statistical analyses, preparing a scientific manuscript, and presenting the results in a public forum.