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Biol 5148 / 5148G, Human Genetics

Offered every semester (Spring and Fall)

Course Goals:

The goals of this course are to apply the basic principles of Mendelian and molecular genetics to humans.  A systematic review of human disorders, included disorders of blood, connective tissue, muscles, lysosomes, lipoproteins, transport membrane and mechanisms, amino acid metabolism, and the immune system is discussed in class. Special attention is given to diseases caused by gene mutations and chromosomal abnormalities. In addition, sex determination, genetic markers, gene mapping, and population genetics are also covered.

Four credit hours (two lectures plus one-three-hour lab per week).

Prerequisite:   Biol 2107 – Principles of Biology I; Biol 2107L – Principles of Biology I Laboratory; Biol 2108 – Principles of Biology II; Biol 2108L – Principles of Biology II Laboratory; Biol 3130 – Principles of Genetics; and Chem 3341 - Organic Chemistry I..

Instructor:  Dr. Quentin Fang: 

       Office:  Room 3021, M/P Building

       Dr. Fang’s Research Lab: Room 3027, M/P Building

       Office Hours:  1:00-2:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday;  or by appointment.  

       Office Phone:  871- 1267

       E-mail:  qfang@georgiasouthern.edu

       Web Page:  http://www.bio.georgiasouthern.edu/bio-home/fang  

 Lecture Time and Place:

        3:30 - 4:45 PM, Tuesday and and Thursday; Room 2044, Math/Physics Building.  


Laboratory Time and Place:

09:00 - 11:50 am, Friday; Room 2209, Biology Building.


  1. Human Genetics, Concepts and Application (8th Edition), by Ricki Lewis.  McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York, U.S.A. 

  2. Case Workbook, to accompany of Human Genetics, Concepts and Application (8th Edition), by Ricki Lewis.


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