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Michael J. Simmons is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the university of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his B.A. degree in biology from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Simmons has taught a variety of courses, including genetics and population genetics. He has also mentored many students on research projects in his laboratory. Early in his career he received the Morse- Amoco teaching award from the University of Minnesota in recognition of his contributions to undergraduate education. Dr. Simmon's research focuses on the genetic significance of transposable elements in the genome of Drosophilia melanogaster. He has served on advisory committees at the National Institutes of Health and was a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Genetics for 21 years. One of his favorite activities, figure skating, is especially compatible with the Minnesota climate.
This book is awful. But here are the pros and cons broken down.
1. By far, the worst part of the book is that it gets bogged down in detailed and complicated... Read more
Had to read it for genetics, overall good textbook..... But genetics isn't for me and wish I hadn't had to pay for the book.Published 15 months ago by Jessica
Principles of Genetics explains and describes perfectly clear all the basic themes of these science. A beautiful and very useful tool for the ones who work on Genetics.Published on October 19, 2013 by Jessica Córdoba
This book costs $200 at my school store and I got a used book that looks BRAND NEW!! It doesn't get better than this. Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by Shannah
The book came on time and is what I was expecting. I think it's helpful in my genetics class, although I don't use it daily. The homework problems are very good.Published on February 15, 2013 by Michelle