M M & I 301 — PATHOGENIC BACTERIOLOGY

2 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 302 — MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

3 credits.

Covers procedures and aseptic techniques for isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses). Enroll Info: None

M M & I 341 — IMMUNOLOGY

3 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​ENTOM/​PATH-BIO/​ZOOLOGY  350 — PARASITOLOGY

3 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 410 — MEDICAL MYCOLOGY

2 credits.

Pathogenesis, molecular biology, host-parasite interactions, immunology, epidemiology, and diagnosis of systemic, subcutaneous, and superficial fungal infections. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 460 — TECHNIQUES IN DNA SCIENCE FOR MICROBIOLOGISTS

3 credits.

Introduction to recombinant DNA techniques commonly used in prokaryotic research and clinical Microbiology laboratories. Topics include DNA isolation, agarose gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digestion of DNA, ligation, transformation, Southern blotting and PCR. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​PATH-BIO  528 — IMMUNOLOGY

3 credits.

Development and functions of immune response in animals; a comprehensive study of experimental humoral and cellular immunity. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 554 — EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND BIOTERRORISM

2 credits.

Identification of analysis and solution of emerging infectious disease problems and the problems of bioterrorism. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 555 — VACCINES: PRACTICAL ISSUES FOR A GLOBAL SOCIETY

3 credits.

Considers innovative approaches to the development and use of vaccines in the past, today and in the future, including the public health impact and the economic, ethical and safety issues associated with vaccine development, licensing and use. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​BIOCHEM  575 — BIOLOGY OF VIRUSES

2 credits.

Broad coverage of animal virology taught at molecular level. Topics include virus structure, viral replication/lifecycle, aspects of pathogenesis and prevention. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​POP HLTH  603 — CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY

5 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​BOTANY/​GENETICS/​PL PATH  655 — BIOLOGY AND GENETICS OF FUNGI

3 credits.

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. Enroll Info: Graduate or professional standing

M M & I 677 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

1-3 credits.

Specialized topics of current interest in medical microbiology. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 691 — FIRST SEMESTER SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

First semester independent study with the goal to do the preliminary research to write a senior thesis in Medical Microbiology Immunology. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 692 — SECOND SEMESTER SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

Second semester independent study with the goal to complete a senior thesis in Medical Microbiology Immunology. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 696 — CRITICAL THINKING IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNIOLOGY

3 credits.

Present assigned research papers from journals for critical evaluation. Write critiques of each paper evaluating the paper's introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 704 — INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HUMAN BEINGS

3 credits.

Pathogenesis, clinical descriptions, and prevention. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​PATH-BIO  720 — ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY: CRITICAL THINKING

3 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 740 — MECHANISMS OF MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS

3 credits.

Host-pathogen relationships in microbial diseases. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​PATH-BIO  750 — HOST-PARASITE RELATIONSHIPS IN VERTEBRATE VIRAL DISEASE

3 credits.

Detailed study of the pathogenesis of vertebrate viral disease, stressing viral invasion, dissemination, mechanisms of disease production and resistance, and transmission. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​MED SC-M  755 — FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE 2

3 credits.

Addresses the basic principles of medical microbiology and the infectious diseases involving the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and dermatologic systems and related any-microbial therapies. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​PATH-BIO  773 — EUKARYOTIC MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS

3 credits.

An advanced course focusing on the molecular, cellular and biochemical mechanisms found in fungal and protozoan pathogens of humans. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​PATH-BIO  790 — IMMUNOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE

3 credits.

Immunobiology and immunogenetics of resistance to infectious disease agents of man and animals; immunoregulatory mechanisms associated with evasion of host immunity. Enroll Info: M M & I/​PATH-BIO  720 and 740 required prior to enrollment.

M M & I 900 — JOURNAL CLUB

1 credit.

Student-led discussions of current literature. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 901 — SEMINAR

1 credit.

Seminar series led by MMI faculty members. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 902 — THE ROLE OF THE HUMAN MICROBIOME IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

2 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 911 — MICROBIOLOGY DIAGNOSTICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

2 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I/​BIOCHEM/​BMOLCHEM  914 — SEMINAR-MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES (ADVANCED)

1 credit.

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. Enroll Info: None

M M & I 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-12 credits.

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. Enroll Info: None