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Fall 2011-2012
* MOL 380A (STN)  

Modern Microbiology and Disease

Aleksandra Snyder

This course examines the modern field of molecular biology through the lens of bacteria, viruses and parasites, emphasizing the impact of microbes on everyday life. Topics will include pathogenesis (evolution of communicable diseases, molecular mechanisms of virulence, antibiotic resistance), microbial biology (cell division and differentiation, quorum sensing), and how microbes interact with their habitat (microbial diversity, biofilms, bioremediation, symbiosis).

Sample reading list:
Robert Bauman, Microbiology with Diseases by Toxonomy, 3rd edition
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
5-15 pages from the textbooks and 4-6 pages from a research article per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 30%
Papers - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MOL 214, MOL 215 or permission of instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23530 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Jadwin Hall   A06   Enrolled:27 Limit:40