Microbiology

  • GMS MI 701: Concepts in Virology
    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.
  • GMS MI 702: Concepts in Bacterial Evolution and Genetics
    This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of how bacteria evolve and the mechanisms they use to adapt to changing environments. Course is taught as a combination of traditional and interactive lectures as well as discussion of reading from the primary literature. The emphasis is on what we know and why. Topics to be covered include phenotypic ad phylogenetic classification of bacteria and their viruses, traditional and genomic approaches for analyzing gene expression, and mechanisms of gene transfer and regulation in bacteria. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MI 713: Comprehensive Immunology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Comprehensive introduction to immunologic principles and applications. This course consists of both interactive lectures and discussion sessions. Emphasis is placed on analysis and interpretation of data from the primary literature. Prior coursework in genetics and biochemistry is strongly recommended. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MI 715: Immunological Basis of Disease
    Journal article-based survey of mechanisms underlying diseases caused by abnormal immune system function. Emphasis will be on normal vs. pathological immune system processes towards reinforcing how basic immunological concepts have immediate clinical significance. Var cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MI 718: Virology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Journal article based. Survey of current topics in virology are discussed. An emphasis is placed on the regulation of viral gene transcription and other processes of the viral replicative cycle. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MI 811: Microbiology Seminar
    Presentation and discussion of problems of current interest. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MI 812: Microbiology Seminar
    Presentation and discussion of problems of current interest. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MI 823: Special Topics in Microbiology
    Var cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MI 911: Research Microbiology
    Var cr
  • GMS MI 912: Research Microbiology
    Var cr