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Fall 2012-2013
* MOL 380B (STL)  

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:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
5-15 pages from textbooks and 4-6 pages from a research article per week. Weekly lab reports (1-3 pages).

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 20%
Lab Reports - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MOL214, MOL 215 or permission of instructor..

Other information:
Both canonical and state of the art approaches will be explored in the lab. Students taking Lab section are not required to take the precept.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21425 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Thomas Laboratory   005   Enrolled:3 Limit:14
21424 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Thomas Laboratory   108   Enrolled:3 Limit:14