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

WN 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 415 — Virology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Moore,Bethany B

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Viral pathogens are responsible for a significant number of human diseases ranging from the common cold to chicken pox to HIV/AIDS. This upper level undergraduate course will cover the history and discovery of viruses. We will review viral structure, replications, and pathogenesis. This course will introduce students to bacteriaphages as well as plant and animal viruses. We will introduce the similarities and differences between RNA and DNA viruses as well as explore the mechanisms responsible for viral entry into cells, viral protein expression, viral assembly, and viral replication. We will discuss acute, persistent, and latent infections. Students will learn about important viral diseases in humans and animals and will learn how viral infection can contribute to malignancy. In addition, the interactions between the host immune response and the viral virulence mechanisms will be discussed. Course grade will be based on both exams and a student project. Overall, students will gain a fundamental understanding of viral structure, biology, pathogenesis, and control.

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

MICRBIOL 440 — Immunology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Moore,Thomas A

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This upper-level course will provide a broad overview of the rapidly advancing field of modern immunology in both the basic and clinical sciences. Topics to be covered include: Cells and Organs of the Immune System, Generation of T-Cell and B-Cell Responses, Immune Effector Mechanisms (including cellular and antibody-mediated responses), and The Immune System in Health and Disease (including AIDS and other immuno-deficiencies, immune responses to infectious diseases, vaccines, transplantation and cancer immunology and autoimmunity). Lectures will emphasize experimental and clinical observations to highlight key concepts. Course will utilize lecture and textbook based learning complemented with web-based online resources directly linked to textbook, including chapter-by-chapter study guides, animations and molecular visualizaiton of key concepts, and clinical case studies. Upon completion of this course, students will possess a solid understanding of immunological principles and concepts as they are applied to a growing cross-section of both the basic and clinical sciences.

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

MICRBIOL 504 — Cell Biotech
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Vojtek,Anne B

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Provides an overview and integration of six disciplinary foci which, together, define the field of cellular biotechnology. These foci are: cell biology and culture ecology; ; evolution molecular genetics and protein engineering; bioseparation and processing; biosensing and analysis; and cellular modeling, prediction, and control. Course begins with an overview of a typical situation encountered in the field, such as a toxic spill, production of a recombinant protein, or development of a diagnostic tool, followed by a series of lectures in the six topics. Emphasis will be placed not only on conveying knowledge of basic principles in each area, but also on illustrating the necessary relationships and interactions between the various areas within the context of the integrated biotechnology process.

MICRBIOL 607 — Micro Pathogene I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Hanna,Philip C
Instructor: Dirita,Victor Joseph

WN 2007
Credits: 2

This first module will emphasize functional and ecological aspects of microbial pathogenicity.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOCHM/GEN/PI

MICRBIOL 630 — Genetics Short Course
Section 001, LEC
Sensory Genetics. MINI-COURSE meets March 21st & March 30th; April 4th & April 11th. (Drop/Add deadline=APR. 2).

Instructor: Meisler,Miriam H; homepage

WN 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 631 — Genetic Program Student Seminar
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Moran,John V; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 1

Selected topics in human genetics, presentations by students.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

MICRBIOL 640 — Molecular and Cellular Immunology I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Dunnick,Wesley

WN 2007
Credits: 1

This one-credit course covers many of the important areas of research in immunology. It has two goals: (i) to enable the student to think about problems in immunology in an experimental setting and (ii) to enable the student to read and understand the original literature in immunology or attend and understand seminars in immunology. A previous course in immunology is not required, but is helpful to some students. A textbook is suggested, but the main course information comes from the lectures. Grades are determined by two problem sets and a final examination, all of which are open book and open note. Major topics discussed include structure and function of immunoglobulins, immunoglobulin genes, generation of diversity, differentiation of immunoglobulin-producing cells.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY,BIOLOGY 305, BIOLCHEM 415; Instructor permission for UG and NCFD

MICRBIOL 641 — Molecular and Cellular Immunology II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Raghavan,Malini

WN 2007
Credits: 1

This one credit course will consist of lectures and discussions pertaining to receptor-ligand interactions in the immune system. The goal of the course is to provide students a broad overview of the structural basis of immune function by reviewing recent literature. Recommended Reading: Literature-based. This course is an appropriate sequel to MICRBIOL 502/ BIOLOGY 436 and BIOLCHEM 570.

Advisory Prerequisite: Bio. 305, Biochem. 415; Instructor permission for UG and NCFD

MICRBIOL 642 — Molecular and Cellular Immunology III
Section 001, LEC
Meets March 20-April 17. (Drop/Add deadline=Mar. 26).

Instructor: King,Philip D

WN 2007
Credits: 1

This one credit course will consist of lectures and discussions pertaining to receptor-ligand interactions in the immune system. The goal of the course is to provide students a broad overview of the structural basis of immune function by reviewing recent literature.

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS,BIOLOGY 305 and BIOLCHEM 415 and MCDB 436/MICRBIOL 502; and graduate standing; undergraduates with permission of instructor.

 
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