Middlebury College

At Middlebury I am teaching or have taught:

Mount Sinai

At Mount Sinai I co-created and co-directed multiple courses, most notably BSR6402 “Practical Analysis of Your Personal Genome” (PAPG) and its prerequisite BSR2401 “Introduction to Human Genome Sequencing”.

PAPG is a unique laboratory-style medical genomics course, first taught in 2012, in which students have the opportunity to sequence and analyze their own whole genome. PAPG has been discussed in a wide variety of settings. PAPG and a companion research study evaluating student attitudes towards and the outcomes of incorporating personal genome sequencing into graduate genomics education are described in the following publications:

  1. Linderman MD, Sanderson SC, Bashir A, Diaz GA, Kasarskis A, Zinberg R, et al. Impacts of incorporating personal genome sequencing into graduate genomics education: a longitudinal study over three course years. BMC Med Genomics. 2018;11(1):5.
  2. Linderman MD, Bashir A, Diaz GA, Kasarskis A, Sanderson SC, Zinberg RE, et al. Preparing the next generation of genomicists: a laboratory-style course in medical genomics. BMC Med Genomics. 2015;8:47.
  3. Sanderson SC, Linderman MD, Zinberg R, Bashir A, Kasarskis A, Zweig M, Suckiel S, Shah H, Mahajan M, Diaz GA, Schadt EE. How Do Students React to Analyzing Their Own Genomes in a Whole-Genome Sequencing Course?: Outcomes of a Longitudinal Cohort Study. Genet Med. 2015;17: 866–74.
  4. Sanderson SC, Linderman MD, Kasarskis A, Bashir A, Diaz GA, Mahajan M, Shah H, Wasserstein M, Zinberg RE, Zweig M, Schadt EE. Informed decision-making among students analyzing their personal genomes on a whole genome sequencing course: a longitudinal cohort study. Genome Med. 2013 Dec 30;5(12):113.