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Fall 2012-2013
* MOL 380A (STN)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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
Brenda A. Wilson, A.A.Salyers, et al, Bacterial Pathogenesis: A molecular Approach 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.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

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

Other information:
Students taking lab (380B) are not required to take precept.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21423 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Thomas Laboratory   005   Enrolled:19 Limit:30
P01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T   Thomas Laboratory   222   Enrolled:0 Limit:10
P02 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm Th   Thomas Laboratory   117   Enrolled:0 Limit:10
P03 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M   Thomas Laboratory   005   Enrolled:0 Limit:10