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Kelley Lab Teaching & Outreach

Courses currently offered

Contemporary Genetics (BIOLOGY 408)

Undergraduate, Spring semester 2018
Capstone course. Consideration of the state-of-the-art genetic technologies and their impact on society, environment and the economy.
Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 301 (General Genetics)
Link to Syllabus from Spring semester 2016

Genome Biology (BIOLOGY 335)

Undergraduate, Fall semester 2018
Comparative analysis of genomes from bacteria to humans including methods for sequencing, genotyping, annotation of genomes, population genetics and evolution.
Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 301 (General Genetics)
Text: “Genomes” T.A. Brown
Link to syllabus

Past courses

Evolutionary Transcriptomics (BIOLOGY 589)

Graduate, Spring semester 2016
Seminar where we read and discuss papers on experimental design, methods, system-specific considerations, and analytic techniques in transcriptomics.
Link to reading schedule

ConGen 2015

August 31 – September 5, 2015
Application of Next Gen Sequence Data to Understand Genetic Population Structure and Detect Natural Selection.
Link to ConGen website


We participate in Skype A Scientist, if you are a K-12 teacher, sign up on the website or contact me directly!

Women in STEM (WiSTEM) at WSU (Facebook page)

Faculty mentor for WSU Scientista Chapter

Dr. Joanna Kelley career path highlighted at PBS RoadTrip Nation.

We often volunteer with the local Idaho Department of Fish and Game