Course Descriptions

Courses for Undergraduates

251 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (4).  Required preparation is one semester of a basic undergraduate science course such as BIOL 101, BIOC 107, BIOC 108, CHEM 101, or CHEM 102. An introductory course in microbiology that focuses on the structure, biology, and genetics of microbes in relation to human disease and the immune system. This course is oriented toward those planning careers in pharmacy, nursing, dental hygiene, and related fields. A laboratory is required.  Fall and Spring. Cramer

Courses for Graduates and Advanced Undergraduates

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.

Courses for Graduates

701  SEMINAR IN MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY (1 each). Twice weekly faculty and student seminars on current research in microbiology & immunology. May be repeated for credit. Fall and spring. Staff.

710  SEMINAR/TUTORIAL IN BACTERIAL AND EUKARYOTIC MICROBES (Var.). One or two faculty and a small number of students will consider current research of importance in depth. Emphasis is on current literature, invited speakers, etc., rather than textbooks. May be repeated for credit. Spring. Braunstein, Staff.

711  SEMINAR/TUTORIAL IN ANIMAL VIROLOGY (Var.). One or two faculty and a small number of students consider current research of importance in depth. Emphasis is on current literature, invited speakers, etc., rather than textbooks. May be repeated for credit. Fall. Staff.

712  SEMINAR/TUTORIAL IN IMMUNOLOGY (Var.). One or two faculty and a small number of students consider current research of importance in depth. Emphasis is on current literature, invited speakers, etc., rather than textbooks. Fall and spring. May be repeated for credit. Fall and Spring.  Staff.

901  RESEARCH IN MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY (3 or more each semester). Permission of the department required. Designed to introduce the student to research methods and special techniques. Short-term problems 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.

993  MASTER'S THESIS (3 or more each semester). Staff.

994  DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (3 or more each semester). Staff.