Hi Class, There will not be a required text since the excellent available one, DNA Repair and Mutagenesis, costs $150. I will present for the first few classes in order to provide a solid introduction to the field. We will then read and go over peer reviewed literature on DNA Repair, your participation in these discussions will be part of your grade. Through out the course, you will give PowerPoint presentations on DNA Repair topics based on peer reviewed papers. They must be in depth and reflect a thorough understanding of the topic. You will be expected to thoroughly understand results and interpret graphs. Your classmates will grade your presentations based on a rubric. My intent is for you to get a good exposure to the field and its techniques, and to help you get comfortable reading original scientific papers.