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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
MICRBIOL 399 — Independent Research for Undergraduates
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8

Students may undertake independent library or laboratory research study under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member.

Advisory Prerequisite: PER. INSTR.

MICRBIOL 405 — Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Hanna,Philip C

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Intended to introduce biology majors and students interested in the health sciences to the variety of strategies used by bacteria to establish infection in humans. Lectures will draw from both classic and newly emerging infectious diseases such as Botulism, Cholera, Tuberculosis, Toxic Shock Syndrome, and Legionnaires' disease. Will highlight interactions between the pathogen and its host.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 207 and one of the following: BIOLOGY 310 or 311 or BIOLCHEM 451 or CHEM 451.

MICRBIOL 460 — Eukaryotic Microbiology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Huffnagle,Gary B; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This upper level undergraduate course will cover the biology of eukaryotic microbes and the competitive environments in which they live. Eukaryotic microbes include fungi, protozoa, and helminths (worms). They are found in the soil, water (pond and tap), and even in our gastrointestinal tract. Fungi are critical for the nutritional cycle of life and act as the major composting organisms in the soil. They also are responsible for the production of bread, beer, wine, and "natural flavors" used by the food industry. A common feature of all eukaryotic microbes is that they have all developed strategies to out compete other microbes (prokaryotes and eukaryotes) and survive in the environment and in hosts (animals, plants, insects). We will cover these biochemical and biological strategies, which include antibiotics, phase changes, and evasion of host defenses. Eukaryotic microbes are also a significant cause of disease in humans (e. g. malaria, AIDS-associated infections, allergies, and chronic infections) and plants (e. g. Dutch Elm disease, potato blight, corn smut) and we will also highlight the mechanisms by which hosts defend themselves against these microbes. Overall, the student will gain an understanding of the impact of these organisms on the environment and on everyday life.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 207 and one of the following: BIOLOGY 310 or 311 or BIOLCHEM 451 or CHEM 451.

MICRBIOL 615 — Molecular and Cellular Determinants of Viral Pathogenesis I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Spindler,Katherine; homepage
Instructor: Ono,Akira

FA 2007
Credits: 2

This is a graduate level class. It will cover basic concepts in viral replication, entry, assembly and pathogenesis. The readings will be from the primary literature, with suggested background readings from a textbook, Principles of Virology (2nd ed.).

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY,MICRBIOL 503 or permission of instructor.

MICRBIOL 630 — Genetics Short Course
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Schwartz,Jessica; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Other: Minicourse

Each semester the CMB Program offers a "Short Course" entitled Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology. The course is a mini-symposium composed of a series of 4-5 presentations over several weeks on a specific thematic topic. The topic and speakers are selected by CMB student volunteers. Leading investigators in the field are invited by students to visit the University as symposium speakers. These courses enable students to obtain intensive exposure to high-profile research areas, and to have opportunities to interact with the speakers in multiple contexts, including formal discussions, informal meals, chalk talks, and one-to-one meetings (particularly if they are hosting the speaker). Such interactions have helped some senior CMB students find excellent postdoctoral labs.

The sessions are open to the University community, and attract large audiences who attend for updates on state-of-the-art research.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MICRBIOL 632 — Experimental Genetics Systems
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Meisler,Miriam H; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Two faculty members per session describe their application of genetics principles to analysis of specific biological questions. This new course is designed to provide Genetics Training Program students with systematic exposure to the range of genetics approaches in use within the Program, and to increase interaction between students and faculty in the program.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and current or past Genetics Training Program student.

 
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