BMS 270/Biochemistry 210: Mini-Course Sessions 1 & 2  (3 units) Spring 2017

Course Director: Joanne Engel
Prerequisite(s): College course in microbiology, bacterial genetics, and cell biology recommended.

Class limited to 12 students.
Auditors discouraged but will be considered under special circumstances.
Spring mini-course will be offered Spring 2017 on M, T, TH, F from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm.

The goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis in the 21st century over 2 mini-course modules. The course will have a "hybrid" format. Over the 2 modules, students will learn by a combination of concise short introductory lectures provided by the faculty in conjunction with student-led discussion of 1-2 relevant papers for most sessions. Key aspects of bacterial, fungal, and parasite pathogenesis, as well as innate immunity, are covered. Cross-listed with Biochemistry 210. The students are encouraged to take both modules, but each module can be taken as a stand-alone mini-course.

Enrollment priority is given to first-year graduate students.