Courses of Instruction

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MICB)

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

MICB 500L Introductory Medical Microbiology (4, Irregular) A survey of microorganisms which cause human infectious diseases including mechanisms of pathogenesis, principles of antibiotic usage, pertinent microbial genetics; lectures, laboratories and demonstrations. Prerequisite: one year general biology, one semester biochemistry.

MICB 501 Introduction to Immunology (1, Irregular) Basic introduction into molecular, cellular, and clinical immunology for second year medical students and graduate students in Microbiology. (Duplicates credit in BISC 450L.)

MICB 502 Molecular and Cellular Immunology (2, max 8, Irregular) Specific topics to be scheduled on a yearly and rotating basis. Prerequisite: MICB 501.

MICB 503 Current Topics in Immunology (1, max 8, Irregular) Discussion forum on the diverse areas of research which constitute modern immunology. Prerequisite: MICB 501.

MICB 504 Molecular Biology of Cancer (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 504)

MICB 522 Infection and Host Responses (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 522)

MICB 531 Cell Biology (4) (Enroll in INTD 531)

MICB 542 Animal Virology (2, max 6, Irregular) Virus structure and chemistry; virus-cell interactions; aspects of virus genetics; molecular biology; pathogenesis, immunology, and evolution of viral infections.

MICB 549 Student Seminar Series (1, max 8, FaSp) Microbiology students will present research seminars describing their thesis progress.

MICB 550 Microbial Pathogenesis (2, Irregular) Critical discussion of recent developments in pathogenesis of select microbial, viral and parasitic agents with particular emphasis on molecular factors and their synergistic (antagonistic) actions.

MICB 551 Procaryotic Molecular Genetics (4, Fa) Macromolecular processes and their regulation in procaryotes; DNA replication, transcription, and post-transcriptional events in general and as related to operons, phage biology, and eucaryotic organelles.

MICB 560 Recent Advances in Microbiology (1, max 6, Irregular) Intensive examination of selected topics in microbiology. Student presentations and critiques. Required for all graduate students.

MICB 561 Molecular Genetics (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 561)

MICB 570 Microbiology Research Seminar (1, max 10, FaSpSm) Critical discussion of current research topics. Students present published and unpublished research results for discussion and critique. Prerequisite: current enrollment in Microbiology Ph.D. program.

MICB 571 Biochemistry (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 571)

MICB 572 Systems Physiology and Disease I (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 572)

MICB 573 Systems Physiology and Disease II (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 573)

MICB 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

MICB 594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.

MICB 601 Molecular Biology of Gene Regulation (2, max 8, FaSp) (Enroll in BIOC 601)

MICB 790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

MICB 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.