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ME:680.712 Phenotyping for Functional Genetics

The 5 day short course is not available in 2014. 

CLICK HERE for 2013 program (2015 preliminary program).

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for information about the 2014 Mouse Lab Workshop - July/August dates to be determined


This course is intended for graduate students or postdocs at any level, who currently work with, or expect to work with mouse models and genetically engineered mice.

  • Hands-on Laboratory sessions include clinical and physical examination of mice, clinical pathology and anatomic pathology.(4 sessions ~ 10 hr on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).
  •  Familiarity with basic anatomy is expected for participation in laboratory sessions.
  • ONLY Students who register to take this course FOR CREDIT may participate laboratory sessions
  • Graduate students who AUDIT the course, also postdocs, faculty, staff, may wait list to participate in laboratory sessions if space permits. CONTACT to request to wait list.
  • Syllabus material is provided (hard copy and electronic). It is NOT necessary to purchase a text book.
  • Course credit and grades are based on attendance and participation in lecture and laboratory sessions, Monday morning through Friday noon, and a take home exam, issued Monday at the beginning of the course and Due Friday, 5pm.
  • Lectures will be in BRB Tilghman auditorium and in G01.
  • Exhibits, Poster session, Reception will be in BRB Turner Concourse.
  • Laboratory sessions (3 sessions ~10 hr total) will be in PCTB.
  • The course emphasizes JHU Phenotyping expertise and resources.
  • Faculty from JHUSchool of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health introduce students to mouse handling, biology, pathology, genetics, normal 'phenotypes', phenotyping concepts, and to new and established phenotyping capabilities in multiple disciplines.
  • Lecture topics include mouse genetics and 'normal' phenotypes, genetic engineering strategies for mice (and other animals), traditional and novel imaging strategies, various aspects of neurobehavioral phenotyping, metabolic phenotyping, pulmonary phenotyping, clinical pathology and anatomic pathology phenotyping.

Course Co-Directors: Cory Brayton, D.V.M., Dip. ACLAM, ACVP, Julie Watson, MA, VetMB, Dip ACLAM, Kinta Diven, MS.
Laboratory Coordinator: Nadine Forbes McBean, MS -

Course Administrator: Wendy Elza - - 410 502 3050
Graduate students and postdocs in JHU institutions OTHER THAN SOM should contact Wendy for assistance.

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