Program educational activities

Outreach and mentoring

The fellows hold weekly RBI Office Hours on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 PM. Office hours allow investigators across campus to ask questions about the design, execution, and analysis of RNA-related sequencing experiments. The Office Hours have been instrumental in educating investigators across campus on the appropriate design, execution, and analysis of RNA sequencing experiments.

The fellows mentor summer students as part of the RBI Summer Internship Program.

Classes and short courses

The Fellows help create and teach several courses focused on intersection of RNA biology and bioinformatics.



The fellows are developing a short course on analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing experiments. This course will be offered on the Anschutz Medical Campus and will hopefully shift some of the workload of single-cell RNA-seq analysis into individual labs.

Other courses

The fellows taught the Genome Analysis Workshop in Spring 2017. This semester-long course teaches the basics of shell programming, analysis in R, and scripting in Python.