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Courses

Microbiology and Immunology

5301. 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.

5302. Fundamentals of Immunology   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Lecture course which emphasizes the fundamental principles of molecular and cellular immunobiology and immunochemistry.

5351. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Host-Pathogen Interactions   (3 s.h.)

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 (Integrated Biosciences). Required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

 

8300. Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Student Seminar   (1 s.h.)

Graduate students present before the Department. Two semester hours are required for M.S. students and 4 semester hours for Ph.D. students in Microbiology. Required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

 

8309. 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.

8310-8350. Microbiology Graduate Seminar (1 s.h.)

Graduate students present before the Department. Two semester hours are required for M.S. students and 4 semester hours for Ph.D. students in Microbiology. Required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

8351. Molecular Approaches to Research   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: 3006 or permission of instructor..

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, and others. A core course (Integrated Biosciences). Required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students.

8360. Infectious Process Seminar (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: 9303 or equivalent or Permission of Instructor. Student presentations and discussions of selected topics from current literature in the area of infection and host defenses.

9301. Comprehensive Immunology   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: 5006 or permission of instructor..

Comprehensive lecture course on advanced molecular and cellular immunology. Required for all Microbiology and Immunology graduate students..

9302. Growth and Control   (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: 5006 or permission of instructor.

Lecture and conference course which is focused on the analysis of cell growth and its control through molecular mechansims.

9303. The Infectious Process   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Microbiology and Immunology 5006 and 5351 or permission of instructor..

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.

9304. Microbial Genetics   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: 5006 or permission of instructor.

Lecture and conference course which empasizes analysis of the regulation of gene expression in simple and complex systems.

9305. Molecular Immunology   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: 5006 or permission of instructor.

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.

9306. Neuroimmunopharamacology (2 s.h.)

An interdisciplinary course that explores pathways, receptors, and mediation connecting the neural and immune systems.

9307. Virology   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: 5351 or permission of instructor.

Lecture and conference course with emphasis on recent advances in acute and chronic viral infections including malignancy.

9310.. Topics in Clinical Immunology   (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: 5006 or permission of instructor.

Lectures, student presentations and discussions of selected topics of advanced areas of human immunology.

9312. 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.

9391. Research in Microbiology and Immunology  (1-9 s.h.)

Research course for students prior to taking Preliminary Examination.

9991. Research (1-6 s.h.)

Research course (one semester) for students who have taken and passed the Preliminary Examination, but have not had Dissertation Proposal approved and have not been
elevated to Candidacy.

9996. Master's Thesis   (1-9 s.h.)

Registration for this course occurs in the semester in which the student will defend a Master’s Thesis (mandatory registration) in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of the University.

9998. Post-Candidacy Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Research course for students who have passed Preliminary
Examination and have had both Dissertation Proposal and
Candidacy approved.

9999. Dissertation Writing   (1-6 s.h.)

Registration for this course occurs in the semester in
which the student will defend [Dissertation Defense]
(mandatory registration) in accordance with the Policies
and Procedures of the University.