Fall 2023 Course Offerings
GGI 820 GGI Seminar Byron C. Jones
Time:4:00-5:00 FPlace:TSRB 100Duration:16 X 1h Credit:1
This is the departmental seminar series for faculty postdoctoral scholars and faculty. Weekly presentations will be made by visiting scholars, GGI faculty and postdocs. (didactic, seminar)
GGI 828 Foundations of AI in Healthcare I Robert L. Davis
Time:Place:Duration: Credit:3
This course introduces the basic machine learning paradigms. Students will participate in a two hour journal club-style discussion of historical and topical literature on a particular learning paradigm every other week. The following week, a seminar on current research in the previous week’s topic will be presented. Mid-term, in consultation with the instructor, the students will identify a biomedical/healthcare area of interest that may benefit from the application of AI/ML. The course culminates with the students submitting a literature review on that outlines the deficits in the knowledge on the topic that could addressed by AI/ML. (hybrid, lecture seminar)
GGI 901 Integrative Genetics Byron C. Jones
Time:T-Th 0830-1000Place:TSRB 100Duration:32 X 1.5h Credit:3
This is a proseminar course to provide basic knowledge of classical, quantitative and modern molecular genetics. We expect that not all of the students entering the GGI graduate program will be equally versed in the various sub-disciplines, so this course can be considered to be “leveling.” (didactic, lecture)
GGI 902 Advanced Pharmacogenomics Byron C. Jones
Time:9:00-9:50 MWFPlace:MW Pharm 102, F TSRB 100Duration:46 X 50 min Credit:3
This is a course designed for the Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics track in the Integrative Biosciences Ph.D program. The course is offered collaboratively between the Departments of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics in the College of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy. Lectures on clinical aspects will be presented by the College of Pharmacy faculty during their regularly offered PHSC 222 course and preclinical/basic science aspects will be presented by College of Medicine Faculty. Topics covered will include basic pharmacokinetics and pharmodymics, genetics of drug metabolizing enzymes, genetics of drug receptors, individual differences in targeted and non-targeted drug responses, cardiovascular, central nervous system and infectious disease pharmacology, and genetics of cancer treatment. The course content also includes ethical/legal and regulatory topics. (didactic, lecture)
Spring 2024 Course Offerings
GGI 820 GGI Seminar Byron C. Jones
Time:  4:00-5:00 F   Place:  TSRB 100   Duration:  16 X 1h Credit:  1
This is the departmental seminar series for faculty postdoctoral scholars and faculty. Weekly presentations will be made by visiting scholars, GGI faculty and postdocs. (didactic, seminar)
GGI 905 Bioinformatics Summit Byron C. Jones
Time:     Place:  Resort that varies by year   Duration:  Meetings are 2 1/2 days in March each year Credit:  1
Each year, UTHSC, U of Memphis and the University of Kentucky sponsor a 2-1/2 day program in bioinformatics in retreat off campus. All GGI Ph.D. students will be required to attend each year for their first two years and highly encouraged and supported each year thereafter. Organizers of the summit invite speakers in key and emerging areas of genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. Following the summit, the GGI Department will hold a debriefing and each student attending for credit will be required to present a seminar paper on two topics discussed. (didactic, seminar)