Introduction to the ethical issues faced by individuals and institutions involved in scientific research. Based on case studies, students will discuss and write about ethical issues in research. Issues include humans and animals in research, mentoring, authorship, ownership of data, genetic technologies and record keeping. This course is designed for students with majors in the natural sciences. A-F only. Pre: BIOL 171 (or concurrent), or MATH 307 (or concurrent), or MATH 311 (or concurrent), or PHYS 170 (or concurrent), or CHEM 272 (or concurrent); or consent. (Cross-listed as MICR 314)
Integrative, in-depth focus on the genetics, cell biology, and molecular basis of cancer. Combination of classroom lectures and problem-based discussions in small groups. Addresses ethical implications of cancer research and treatment. A-F only. MCB or BIOL majors only. Senior standing or higher. Pre: BIOL 407 (or concurrent) and BIOL 408 (or concurrent) or consent. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as BIOL 472)
(3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Introductory bioinformatics will provide a basic foundation of biological information (DNA, protein, genome and proteome) by using information technology (IT). A-F only. Pre: BIOL 275 and BIOL 275L, or consent. (Fall only)
Capstone for (but not limited to) senior microbiology majors. Current and seminal research in microbiology, critical analysis of the methods and logic of experimental design. Lecture and discussion of primary literature. A-F only. Pre: 351 and three other 400-level courses (or concurrent), or consent. (Once a year)
Fundamental mechanisms of bacterial infectious diseases or pathogenesis at the molecular level. Emphasis on bacterial virulence and host-pathogen interactions. Pre: 351/351L or consent.
Modern techniques to study infectious diseases. Covers tissue culture and animal models to study virulence of extracellular and intracellular infecting bacteria, bacterial resistance mechanisms toward antibacterial drugs, and virulence factor assays. A-F only. Pre: 351 and 351L, 470 (or concurrent). (Fall only)
Directed reading and research. Limited to senior majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in microbiology, or consent.
Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.
Provide fundamental concepts and dynamic characteristics of the molecules of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, their biosynthesis and regulation, and the mechanisms that regulate cellular activities. A-F only. Pre: basic course in cell and molecular biology, or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as MBBE 601)
Graduate-level basic course on molecular biology and genetics. Prepares students to understand advanced concepts in related subjects such as biochemistry, cell biology, cancer biology, immunology, plant genetics, and genomics. Pre: 402/BIOL 402 (with a minimum grade of B or higher), or with consent from instructor. (Alt. years: fall) (Cross-listed as MBBE 602)
Introduction to ethical issues faced by individuals and institutions involved in scientific research. Moral reasoning, humans and animals in research, mentoring, authorship, ownership of data and genetic technologies. MICR graduates only. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in MICR or related field, or consent. (Once a year)
Detailed reports and discussions on selected advanced topics and current research literature. Pre: 461 or consent. (Alt. years: spring)
Advanced studies of Microbial genome: relation to functional genomics, structural genomics, and proteomics. A-F only. Pre: 351 and one 400-level MICR course, or consent. (Alt. years)
Selected topics. Pre: 431 or consent. (Alt. years: spring)
Advanced studies of marine microorganisms in diverse habitats with consideration of applications of marine microbes, interactions with higher organisms, phylogeny and diversity, and past and current methods. A-F only. Pre: 351 and 401, or consent. (Alt. years)
Detailed reports and discussions on selected advanced topics and current research literature. Pre: 463, 490, BIOC 441; or consent. (Alt. years: fall)
Use of bioinformatic tools to understand comparative genomics, metabolic pathways, and protein evolution. A-F only. Pre: 351 and one 400 level MICR course, or consent. (Alt. years)
Directed study and discussion of research literature on bacterial and bacterial virus mutation, genetic recombination, evolution and control mechanisms. Pre: graduate standing; undergraduates that have taken 475 may register with consent. (Alt. years: spring)
Highlights in microbial ecology; interaction of microorganisms with abiotic and biotic components of their environments. Modern techniques for study of autecology and synecology of microorganisms. Pre: 485 or consent. (Alt. years: spring)
Mechanisms of pathogenicity of microorganisms and defense mechanisms of human and animal hosts. Review of contemporary literature. Pre: 463 or consent. (Alt. years: fall)
Detailed examination of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. Overview of key literature, synthesis of scientific problems into research proposals. Pre: 431, 463, or 470; or consent. (Alt. years: spring)
Required of graduate students. Repeatable unlimited times; only one credit will count toward the degree.
Review of primary literature in a selected area of microbiology. Repeatable ten times; three credit limit. A-F only. Pre: graduate status or consent.
Selected problems in microbiology. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.
Repeatable unlimited times.
Molecular biology, genomics, molecular genetics, and infection mechanisms of bacterial plant pathogens and symbionts. Pre: PEPS 606 (with a minimum grade of B or better) or consent. (Cross-listed as PEPS 746)
Selected topics in any aspect of microbiology. Repeatable unlimited times.
Repeatable unlimited times.