BIO 336 Microbial Pathogenesis

This course will examine interactions between the human host and infectious microbial pathogens, including bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi. Emphases will be placed on mechanisms of microbial defense (virulence factors), immune evasion and adaptation strategies, as well as the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the innate (immediate) response of the host in both immune and non-immune cells. Laboratory includes techniques used in clinical microbiology labs, including culture and identification techniques, as well as cell biology techniques. Includes one three-hour laboratory per week, plus two hours arranged.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

BIO 221, BIO 224, BIO 226, or permission of instructor

Corequisite

BIO 336

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science