Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics is home to an extraordinary new
Integrated Science. The course sequence
breaks down traditional disciplinary barriers, teaching a sequence of courses to
freshmen and sophomores that combine physics, chemistry, computer science, and
biology. The curriculum is founded on the expectation that much of the most
important science of the future, though based on the classical disciplines, will
lie in areas that span two or more of them.
Dr. Caudy helped to develop the laboratory course in the junior year, Experimental Project Laboratory in Quantitative and Computational Biology. Students in this course begin by learning modern genomics techniques such as expression analysis with microarrays. After this introduction, students plan and carry out independent projects. Please see her protocols page for some of the methods developed for this course.