M M & I 301 — PATHOGENIC BACTERIOLOGY
Medically important bacteria, emphasizing the process of pathogenesis and host/parasite interactions, as well as intervention strategies, immunity and genetics as they apply to the pathogens.
M M & I 341 — IMMUNOLOGY
An introduction to the immune response to infectious disease. Examines the role of the host in host-parasite relationships using select microbial agents or antigens to illustrate the nonspecific and specific mechanisms of host defenses. Includes study of the nonspecific inflammatory response, the nature of microbial antigens, current concepts of antibody and cell-mediated immune reactions to infectious agents and the principles underlying the development of vaccines.
M M & I/ENTOM/PATH-BIO/ZOOLOGY 350 — PARASITOLOGY
The biology of water-borne, food-borne, soil-borne and vector-borne parasites of animals including humans. Parasites are explored in the context of transmission, associated disease, diagnosis and treatment options, and environmental, cultural and socioeconomic drivers of disease epidemiology.
M M & I/PATH-BIO 528 — IMMUNOLOGY
Development and functions of immune response in animals; a comprehensive study of experimental humoral and cellular immunity.
M M & I 554 — EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND BIOTERRORISM
Identification of analysis and solution of emerging infectious disease problems and the problems of bioterrorism.
M M & I/BIOCHEM 575 — BIOLOGY OF VIRUSES
Broad coverage of animal virology taught at molecular level. Topics include virus structure, viral replication/lifecycle, aspects of pathogenesis and prevention.
M M & I/POP HLTH 603 — CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY
Describe microorganisms of clinical and public health significance, discuss issues and controversies of specimen receiving and processing, bacteremia, serodiagnosis of infectious agents, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, laboratory management, and novel approaches to detect infectious agents.
M M & I/BOTANY/GENETICS/PL PATH 655 — BIOLOGY AND GENETICS OF FUNGI
Fungal genetics, genomics, and physiology using plant pathogenic fungi and the genetic models Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa as model systems to explore the current knowledge of fungal genetics and plant/fungal interactions.
M M & I 677 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Specialized topics of current interest in medical microbiology.
M M & I 691 — FIRST SEMESTER SENIOR THESIS
First semester independent study with the goal to do the preliminary research to write a senior thesis in Medical Microbiology Immunology.
M M & I 692 — SECOND SEMESTER SENIOR THESIS
Second semester independent study with the goal to complete a senior thesis in Medical Microbiology Immunology.
M M & I 696 — CRITICAL THINKING IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNIOLOGY
Present assigned research papers from journals for critical evaluation. Write critiques of each paper evaluating the paper's introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections.
M M & I 699 — DIRECTED STUDY
Independent research in medical microbiology and immunology for undergraduates under the supervision of MMI faculty. Carry out literature reviews and laboratory bench work on an independent project; participate in laboratory meetings; and produce some written presentation of the work, usually in the form of a poster presentation at a local or national meeting.
M M & I 704 — INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HUMAN BEINGS
Pathogenesis, clinical descriptions, and prevention.
M M & I/PATH-BIO 720 — ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY: CRITICAL THINKING
Advanced focus on current questions in immunological research. Explores immunology topics including genetic, cellular, and molecular features of immune system fundamental to regulation of immune responses.
M M & I 740 — MECHANISMS OF MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS
Host-pathogen relationships in microbial diseases.
M M & I/PATH-BIO 750 — HOST-PARASITE RELATIONSHIPS IN VERTEBRATE VIRAL DISEASE
Detailed study of the pathogenesis of vertebrate viral disease, stressing viral invasion, dissemination, mechanisms of disease production and resistance, and transmission.
M M & I 901 — SEMINAR
Seminar series led by MMI faculty members.
M M & I 902 — THE ROLE OF THE HUMAN MICROBIOME IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
The human microbiome can profoundly influence the balance between health and disease. Advances in next-generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics enabled the detailed study of the trillions of microorganisms living in us and on us and their associations with both healthy and disease conditions. Current state of the art approaches to study the microbiome through examples of human diseases with a known microbiome component. Critically assess the microbiome literature and design clinical studies aiming to include the microbiome as a variable. Bioinformatics tools required to study complex microbial communities by reproducing published datasets from human patients and learn ecological concepts to interpret results in a clinically meaningful way.
M M & I 911 — MICROBIOLOGY DIAGNOSTICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Learn firsthand how a public health lab handles testing. Learn about the different areas of testing in the lab from the experts and how we work with the CDC and clinical labs for surveillance, diagnostics, and outbreak response. Useful training for diagnostic testing and those that will order these tests in their practice.
M M & I/BIOCHEM/BMOLCHEM 914 — SEMINAR-MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES (ADVANCED)
During the fall semester, molecular biosciences trainees who have not achieved dissertator status will present seminars based primarily on literature related to their projects. During the spring semester, molecular biosciences trainees with dissertator status will present seminars based upon their own research.
M M & I 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS
Carry out an independent research project that represents novel science in the chosen area under the guidance of an MMI faculty member. Evidence of success is measured by publication of results as first-authored papers in peer-reviewed papers.