Teaching

I teach BMI 6030 Foundations of Bioinformatics, in the fall. I also teach classes and labs in other courses offered in BMI and other departments. I facilitate Case-based learning for first-year med students in the Foundations of Medicine course in the fall. I also sometimes lead journal clubs in BMI and have┬ásometimes offered biomedical data visualization and advanced genome analysis. My teaching philosophy centers around synthesis rather than memorization. This comment came from a student after completing the BMI comprehensive exam, “It really was the section that caused me to think the most and to regurgitate the least.

In the School of Medicine, I co-direct Host and Defense to first-year med students. This intense 9-week course covers infectious disease, immunology, and some pharmacy.