Microbiology and Immunology
0403. Presentation of
Scientific Information (1 s.h.)
Presentation of scientific information is discussed in conference. Students learn to give and to critique scientific presentation. Required for all microbiology and immunology graduate students.
0404 - 0410. Microbiology
and Immunology Graduate Student Seminar (1
Graduate students present before the Department. Two semester hours are required for M.S. students and 4 semester hours for Ph.D. students.
0413. Microbial Physiology
and Genetics (2 s.h.)
Lecture course which includes nature and structure of microorganisms; microbial physiology, biosynthesis of macromolecules, microbial growth, microbial and molecular genetics. A core course.
0433. Cellular and Molecular
Basis of Host-Pathogen Interactions (3
An introduction to the cellular and molecular basis for pathogenesis and host defense mechanisms. Selected microorganisms will be covered as models of experimental infectious diseases. Examples will be drawn from all major groups of pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. A core course.
0505. Topics in Clinical
Immunology (1 s.h.)
Prerequisite: 0415 or permission of course director.
This course deals with the molecular basis of important immunological disease states. Topics will include discussions among the following, tumor immunology, organ transplantation, demyelinating diseases, autoimmune diseases, intracellular pathogens, and gene therapy.
0508. Microbial Genetics (3
Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 413 or equivalent.
Lecture and conference course which empasizes analysis of the regulation of gene expression in simple and complex systems.
0515. Critique of Scientific
Information (1 s.h.)
This course is designed to teach graduate students to critically evaluate scientific publications. The students will be given scientific articles and asked to evaluate the data.
0516. The Infectious
Process (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 433 and 415.
Lecture and conference course dealing with molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and host response. Microbial toxins and their action, microbe-phagocyte interactions with PMNs and macrophages, genetic basis of host resistance, microbial products as regulators of the immune response.
0520. Recombinant DNA
Techniques in Molecular Biology (3
Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 413.
An in-depth analysis of recombinant DNA technology and its application to basic problems of biology; limitations of the methodologies; role of classical microbiology, virology, nucleic acid chemistry and biochemistry in the development of the methodologies; vectors, cloning, blotting, sequencing, etc.
0546. Molecular Immunology (2
Prerequisite: Microbiology 415 or 417.
Lectures, student presentations and discussions of topics in molecular immunology, including T-cell receptors, tumor antigens, structure, organization and rearrangement of immunoglobulin genes, signal transduction and cytokines.