How Your Genes Affect Your Health [F-12-29]
|Location:||SUNY: Stowell 211|
|Classes:||3 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 2:30 PM 09/14, 09/21, 09/28|
Sometimes the influence of genes on health is obvious, as there are many single gene disorders such as Cystic Fibrosis or sickle-cell anemia. However more often there is a delicate balance between genes and other factors such as diet and lifestyle, as seems to be the case with heart disease and obesity. This course will explore the current knowledge about simple genetic conditions, complex genetic disorders, and the genetics of cancer.
Jan Trybula is a professor of genetics at SUNY Potsdam. He came to the North Country in 2003 after getting his Ph.D. and teaching at Miami University (Ohio). Since then he has taught a number of genetics courses, including Human Genetic Diseases.