For nearly 6 decades the 'McKusick Short Course' has been the most influential annual training event in medical genetics. The course was initiated by Dr. Victor McKusick and Jackson Laboratory Faculty and remains a joint effort of Jackson Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University. A large number of the more than 6,000 alumni are now leaders in their fields and have returned to teach as faculty members.
The content of the annual Short Course focuses on three areas:
The development and uses of modern techniques in bioinformatics, mathematical genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis and phenotyping are taught in lectures and in afternoon workshop sessions. The Short Course includes a focus on understanding the molecular basis of genetic disease, animal models of disease, treatment and therapy.
This course includes daily lectures in the mornings and evenings as well as afternoon mini-symposia, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and a poster session. There is special emphasis on student-faculty interaction. The faculty is diverse in terms of disciplines and the students in terms of stage of career and fields of concentration. This diversity makes for an enriching experience for all. Although the course schedule is quite full, there is time set aside to enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park.Learn More Register