Note: Microbiology and Immunology courses are scheduled according to the Graduate School calendar; except for MBIO 631 which is on the School of Dentistry academic calendar. For current scheduling information and academic calendars go to the Registrar's website at Class Schedules, or Academic Calendars
MBIO 600 Laboratory Rotations in Microbiology and Immunology (1-2)
Pre-requisite: None. Research experience in different faculty members' laboratories in areas of interest to the student. The purpose is to help the student select a Research Advisor. Acceptance by the faculty members is required. The course consists of one or two laboratory rotations (one rotation/quarter) with one credit hour per rotation. This course may be taken more than once if necessary. Pass/Fail grading. Fall and spring semesters only.
MBIO 601 Molecular Microbiology (2)
Pre-requisite: None. This course is an introduction to microbiology, focusing on the molecular make-up, function, and diversity of microorganisms, primarily bacteria. The pathogenic potential of bacteria will also be explored. Graded. Fall semester only.
MBIO-602 Immunology (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of course directors.
This course provides an advanced introduction to innate and adaptive immunity at cellular and molecular levels including: identification of the cells of the immune system and their roles in various immune responses, the role and mechanisms of intercellular communication in induction and regulation of immune responses, gene rearrangement in formation of antigen receptors,regulation of antibody responses in response to infection,cytotoxic T cell responses against tumors and infectious agents, hypersensitivity reactions and autoimmunity.
MBIO 606 Seminar (1)
Prerequisite: None. Pass/Fail grading. Fall and spring semesters only.
MBIO 618 Topics in Advanced Microbiology (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Graded. Fall, spring and summer semesters.
Advanced Immunology: Innate and Adaptive Immunity (2)
Advanced Immunology: Autoimmunity, Cancer, and Transplantation (2)
Cell Biology of Viruses(2)
MBIO 619 Research (1-12)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Pass/Fail grading. Fall, spring and summer semesters.
MBIO 620 Thesis (1-6) (optional)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Thesis Research.
Pass/Fail grading. Fall, spring and summer semesters.
MBIO 631 Dental Microbiology & Immunology (4)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Offered at the School of Dentistry.
A general course in infectious diseases and immunology. Special emphases are placed on oral infections, immune phenomena, and natural resistance mechanisms. Specific topics include the human immune response, pathogenesis of microbial infections, molecular and microbiological basis of periodontal diseases, pulp and periapical infections and cariogenesis. Graded. Summer semester only.
MBIO 671 Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Human Viruses (1)
Prerequisite: MBIO 602(Introd. Immunology), or consent of instructor. Important concepts in viral infections will be covered: routes of transmission, seasonal and geographic incidence, target organs and tissues for disease, laboratory diagnosis, immunization and antiviral therapy. Spring semesters. Graded.
MBIO 672 Recombinant viruses and viral vectors (1)
Prerequisite: BIOC 545(Biochem. I) or BIOC 668(Mol. Biol.). Research aspects of molecular virology useful to non-virologists will be covered: gene therapy, production of recombinant proteins, and recombinant vaccines.Spring semesters. Graded.
MBIO 687 Microbial Pathogenesis (2)
Prerequisite: MBIO 601 and BIOC 645, or consent of instructor. Deals with the general principles of host-parasite interactions, with emphasis on the pathogenetic mechanisms of bacteria, fungi and parasites in the human environment. Descriptions of specific diseases will emphasize microbial virulence factors and current research models. Molecular approaches for studying these mechanisms will be discussed. Alternate years/Spring semesters. Graded.
MBIO 690 Research Methods in Microbiology and Immunology(2)A series of lectures and laboratory demonstrations emphasizing current research techniques used in areas of immunology, virology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. A limited amount of hands-on experience may be utilized in some areas. Fall semester only. Pass/fail grading.