MI 494G - IMMUNOLOGY - An introductory course which covers the theories and mechanisms of immunity. The course is designed for upper level undergraduates.
MI 512 - CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY - An intensive study of general physiological principles with emphasis on the chemistry and physics of the cell.
MI 585 PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY - Human and animal pathogenic microorganisms, especially their morphological, cultural, and pathogenic properties.
MI 586 LABORATORY IN PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY - Laboratory studies on human and animal pathogenic bacteria, especially their morphological, cultural, and pathogenic properties.
MI 595 - IMMUNOBIOLOGY LABORATORY - Laboratory in immunology and serology designed for the student to learn many of the commonly used techniques in areas of cellular and molecular immunology and immunochemistry.
MI 598 - CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY - An introduction to the concepts of clinical microbiology through a survey of the microbial diseases of man using an organ system approach.
IBS 601 - BIOMOLECULES AND METABOLISM - An introductory graduate-level biochemistry course designed to provide a basic knowledge of molecular and biochemical principles necessary for advanced graduate study. Protein structure and function, enzyme catalysis, the generation and storage of metabolic energy, amino acid, nucleotide, and lipid metabolism and biological membranes and transport will be covered.
MI 601 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR GENETICS - The emphasis is on the presentation of the most current advances (often unpublished) in selected topics in molecular and cellular genetics. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
IBS 602 - BIOMOLECULES AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - An introductory graduate-level biochemistry course focused on the cellular mechanisms that underlie the regulated expression of genes, including transcription and translation, as well as basic mechanisms of DNA replication/repair and recombination. Genetic engineering and other experimental approaches critical to molecular biology research will be reviewed.
IBS 603 - CELL BIOLOGY - An introductory graduate-level course on cell biology focused on cell types and architecture, membrane structure, cytoskeletons, mitochondria, cellular mechanisms of development, cell division, cell cycle, apoptosis and prokaryotic cell biology and modulation by bacterial pathogens.
IBS 604 - CELL SIGNALING - An introductory graduate-level course on cell signaling focused on inter- and intracellular communication, from the generation of signaling molecules to cellular responses, including transcriptional regulation. Examination of cellular and molecular techniques important to understanding key advances in cell signaling will be included.
IBS 605 - EXPERIMENTAL GENETICS - An introductory genetics course designed to expose first-year graduate students to contemporary methods and concepts of genetic analysis. Where possible, model systems will be presented as paradigms to illustrate important concepts.
IBS 606 - INTEGRATED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES - Consideration of the function of the mammalian organism from a perspective ranging from the cellular-sub-cellular to the organ system and whole organ designed to allow students in the IBS Curriculum to develop a truly integrative appreciation of biologic students in the IBS Curriculum to develop a truly integrative appreciation of biologic function.
IBS 607 - SEMINAR IN INTEGRATED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES - Weekly seminar devoted to the presentation and discussion of classic and new research. May be repeated. Two semesters required as part of IBS Curriculum.
IBS 609 - RESEARCH IN INTEGRATED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES - Individualized laboratory and research experience under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 credit hours. Two semesters required as part of IBS Curriculum.
MI 611 - BIOPATHOLOGY - The course examines the mechanisms by which various biological, chemical and physical agents injure susceptible hosts and the complex biochemical and immunological reactions which occur in response to injury. The host defense mechanisms are illustrated by analyzing selected human diseases and animal model systems with a particular emphasis on events at the molecular and cellular level.
MI 615 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - An integrative and functional approach to the regulatory aspects of DNA, RNA and proteins in eucaryotic cells. Lectures and discussions are based on readings from original literature articles.
MI 616 - BIOLOGY AND THERAPY OF CANCER - To provide a detailed understanding of cancer cell biology, pathogenesis, angiogenesis, tumor cell-matrix interactions, invasion and metastasis, defective cell cycle regulation and apoptosis in cancer, experimental systems including animal models and tumor imagiing; as well as, therapeutic approaches involving both conventional and experimental combinatorial strategies.
MI 618 - MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY - This course provides knowledge base and analytical skills in the field of molecular neurobiology. An in-depth introduction to current technologies, their rationale and limitations, will be the focus to address normal brain function and neuropathological conditions.
MI 685 - IMMUNOBIOLOGY, INFECTION AND INFLAMMATION - An introductory level graduate course surveying current trends in immunology including the organization and structure of cells relevant to immunity, immunochemistry, types of immune responses, cellular immunology, immunogenetics and immunopathology.
MI 707 - CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN IMMUNOLOGY - This course deals with controversial and evolving areas of immunology. Lectures in a given topic are accompanied by student discussion of contemporary literature.
MI 710 (001) - SPECIAL TOPICS IN MICROBIOLOGY - A variety of topics relating to modern molecular and cell biology.
MI 710 (002) - MOLECULAR BASES OF MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS - The course will discuss the host parasite interaction of microbial pathogens at the molecular, biochemical, and cellular levels. These include manipulations and exploitations of the host cell signal transduction pathways, cytoskeleton, and the endocytic trafficking.
MI 720 - MICROBIAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION - Microbial Structure and Function is a graduate level course in bacteriology designed to introduce the student to aspects of bacterial life that must be appreciated to understand how bacteria work and to use bacteria effectively in research. The course is taught primarily through lectures supplemented with articles from the literature. The content consists of the fundamental areas of bacterial structure (discussion of the boundary/surface structures of bacteria including cell membranes, cell wall, pili, and their importance in bacterial interactions with their environment), physiology (protein secretion, transport, metabolism overview, cell growth and cell division), genetics (basic replication and recombination, regulation of transcription and translation, regulation of transposition, plasmid biology, biology of restriction and modification), regulation of gene expression (including these global regulatory systems: two-component regulation, nitrogen regulation, chemotaxis and quorum sensing). Some topics will include information about a variety of different bacterial species (e.g., surface structures), while other topics will use E. coli as a primary example, but will refer to known differences within other species (e.g., chemotaxis). The instructors will emphasize areas relevant to active areas of research in the field of bacterial pathogenesis, but will not cover pathogenesis per se. Where possible, instructors will include examples and readings taken from recent pathogenesis literature. No background in bacteriology is specifically required, although introductory courses in biochemistry and genetics are highly recommended as prerequisites.
MI 749 - DISSERTATION RESEARCH - Half-time to full-time work on dissertation. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters.
MI 769 - RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE - May be repeated indefinitely.
MI 772 - SEMINAR IN MICROBIOLOGY - Review of current literature in microbiology; presentation of papers on work in progress in the department or on assigned topics; reports on meetings of national and international scientific and professional societies and symposia.
MI 798 (001) - RESEARCH IN MICROBIOLOGY - May be repeated to a maximum of 24 credits.
MI 798 (002) - INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION FOR THE BIOSCIENTIST - This is a survey course for the incoming graduate students that provides, through lectures and laboratory demonstrations, an opportunity to observe and understand instrumentation including microprocessors, video monitors, FACS, HPLC, scintillation counters, centrifuges and electron microscopes.
MI 816 - CELLULAR STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION - GENETICS - The purpose of this course is to teach the relationship between genetics and human disease to first year medical students.
MI 822 - IMMUNITY, INFECTION AND DISEASE - This course provides basic concepts of immunology and of bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoal biology. It focuses on mechanisms of human immunity, immunologically mediated disease, and pathogenesis in infectious disease. The material covered includes relevant pathology associated with both immunologic and infectious diseases, and a brief summary of infectious diseases from an organ system perspective.
Additional courses of interest to graduate students in Microbiology and Immunology include:
BCH 610 Biochemistry of Lipids and Membranes
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