515 INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY (3). Open only to dental students. A course covering basic aspects of microbiology including sterilization, disinfection, action of antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents, concepts of infection and immunity and the study of certain selected infectious agents. Forty-three lecture hours and twelve laboratory hours. Spring. Bachenheimer, staff.
614 IMMUNOBIOLOGY (3). Prerequisites, a strong background in molecular biology, eukaryotic genetics, and biochemistry. Topics include immunochemistry; genetic mechanisms, and development of cells and cell interactions; hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, resistance to infection. Fall. Collins, staff.
630 VIROLOGY (3). Prerequisites, molecular biology and cell biology. Current concepts of the chemistry, structure, replication, genetics, and natural history of animal viruses and their host cells. Fall. Pickles.
631 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY I (GNET, BIOC, PHCO, BIOL 631) (3). Prerequisites for undergraduates, at least one undergraduate course in both biochemistry and genetics, and permission of instructor. DNA structure, function, and interactions in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, including chromosome structure, replication, recombination, repair, and genome fluidity. Three lecture hours. Fall. Griffith, Sancar, staff.
632 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY II (GNET, BIOC, PHCO, BIOL 632)(3). Prerequisites for undergraduates, at least one undergraduate course in both biochemistry and genetics and permission of the instructor. RNA structure, function, and processing in biological systems including transcription, gene regulation, translation, protein and RNA transport. Spring. Marzluff, Baldwin, Strahl, staff.
635 MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS I (3). Prerequisites, coursework in molecular biology and genetics, or permission of the instructor. Topics will include aspects of basic bacteriology as well as bacterial and fungal pathogens and mechanisms of disease. Fall. Cotter, Staff.
640 MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS II (3). Prerequisites, a fundamental understanding of molecular virology and immunology and permission of instructor. Molecular pathogenesis, with a primary focus on viral pathogens. Additional topics include vaccines and genetics of host-pathogen interactions. Spring. Heise, staff.
643 CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (CBIO, BIOC, PHCO 643) (3). Prerequisite, undergraduate cell biology or biochemistry or permission of the instructor. A comprehensive lecture and discussion-based course covering research on membrane structure, membrane trafficking, the cytoskeleton, the extracellular matrix, and ion channels. The final block of lectures will apply an understanding of these subjects to various "hot topics" in cell biology. Fall. Erickson.
690 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MICROBIOLOGY OR IMMUNOLOGY (3 or more each semester). Permission of the department required except for departmental majors. Designed to introduce the student to research methods. Laboratory research projects are conducted with advice and guidance of the staff. May be repeated for credit two or more semesters. Hours and credit to be arranged, any term. Staff.