Concepts in Virology

GMS MI 701

This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of viruses and their relationship with their host. It will involve an introduction to virus replication cycles and focus in detail on mechanisms that viruses with different genome structures use to transcribe and replicate them. It will also include lectures on the ways that viruses take advantage of the host translation machinery and subvert antiviral defenses. Aspects of virus pathogenesis and epidemiology will be explored with emphasis in HIV pathogenesis, viral persistence, and the emergence of new viruses. The course will be aimed towards first year Ph.D. students in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. The classes will be taught by Microbiology Department faculty with expertise in virology. The content will include a combination of traditional lectures and discussion of primary research papers. Reading materials will include primary literature and suggested review articles, as well as handouts provided by the faculty. Students will be evaluated on their discussion of papers and in a final examination designed to test the students' critical thinking and analytical skills. 2 cr, Fall sem.

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Fearns L ARR M 1:00 pm-3:00 pm held in
Room L-504
MED Campus
A1 Fearns L ARR T 12:00 pm-2:00 pm held in
Room L-504
MED Campus

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