Dr. Glen Borchert
Dr. Glen Borchert
Assistant Professor


Education
 

B.S. 1999 - Biological Sciences
University of Tennessee

Ph.D. 2007 - Genetics
University of Iowa


Research Interests
 

MicroRNAs, Transposable Elements & Genomics

For more details, go to his research page.


Courses
 
Genetics  (BLY 302)
An introduction to both classical and modern genetic concepts and theory with an emphasis on problem solving. Topics covered include transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics. After completing this course, students should have a general understanding of concepts including, but not limited to: Heritability, Mapping, DNA replication, Transcription, Translation, Gene Expression, Quantitative and Population
 
Genetics Computational Genetics  (BLY 445) 
The sequencing of whole genomes and the analysis of genetic information continues to fundamentally change biological and medical research. Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing have generated massive amounts of largely untapped genetic information. Unfortunately the people best suited to interpret this data (biologically trained researchers) are commonly discouraged by their own perceived computational limitations. As a result, many laboratories now employ full time programmers to complement their research further fueling an unnecessary, and often inhibitory, disconnect between the biology and informatics data. Today an ever growing wealth of online datasets, mining and analysis interfaces, and publicly available software makes informatics no longer restricted to programmers. Utilizing the principle online resources employed by researchers today, this course will provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a solid bioinformatic foundation as well as the competency to independently evaluate emerging resources in the future.
 
Advanced Bioinformatics (BLY 490)
This is an advanced course for upper level undergraduates typically taken as the second part of a series following completion of Computational Genetics - BLY 445. This course introduces students to (1) basic Java programming and (2) supercomputer utilization via interfacing with the Alabama Super Computer Authority. This course employs an active learning model in which students develop proficiency with these techniques through performing a collaborative research analysis.
 
Bioinformatics of Genetics. (BLY 545)

The sequencing of whole genomes and the analysis
of genetic information continues fundamentally change biological and medical research. Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing have generated massive amounts of largely untapped genetic information. Utilizing the principal online resources employed by researchers today, this course will provide graduate students with a solid bioinformatic foundation to analyze current sequencing data sets, as well as the competency to independently evaluate emerging computational resources in the future.