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Fall 2014-2015
* MOL 380B (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Modern Microbiology and Disease

Jaclyn A. Schwalm

This course examines the field of modern molecular biology through microbial biology, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Particular emphasis will be placed on the impact of microbes on everyday life, both positive and negative. Topics will include pathogenesis (molecular mechanisms of virulence, antibiotics and antibiotic resistance), additional roles of microbes in human health (gut microbes, viral vectors), microbial biology (communication, microbial genetics, cell division), and microbe-habitat interactions (biofilms, bioremediation).

Sample reading list:
A.A.Salyers, B.A. Wilson, et al, Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach, 3rd Edition
J.M. Willey, L.M. Sherwood and C.J. Wolverton, Prescott's Microbiology, 8th Edition
K. Ryan, C.G. Ray, et al, ,, Sherris Medical Microbiology
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will be assigned from selected texts, 10-20 pages perweek. In addition, 1-2 research articles will be assigned in some weeks, totaling 5-10 pages.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Lab Reports - 20%
Papers - 15%
Problem set(s) - 15%

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

Equivalent Courses:
MOL 380B, MOL 380A are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

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
21753 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W F   Schultz Laboratory   107   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
21752 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Thomas Laboratory   002   Enrolled:10 Limit:15