Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Introduction to microbiology (Lecture & Lab)
In this introductory course, students will learn about beneficial and harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. We will look at the role of microbes in health, disease, and their natural environment. In the lab, we will practice handling microorganisms. We will learn how to grow them and methods to identify them, which is important for diagnostics purposes. The course is designed for health sciences and nursing students.
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BIOL 445 Immunology
Topics include the innate and adaptive immune systems; emphasizing key experiments in immunology, TLR signaling, NK cells, complement, antimicrobial peptides, phagocytes, genetics, structure and function of immune molecules, lymphocyte activation, hypersensitivity reactions and regulation of immune responses.
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Issues in Biological Science
This course focuses on issues associated with Women in Science, specifically in biological sciences and related fields. Readings and discussions will center on women¿s scientific contributions throughout history, challenges they had to overcome and the ones they currently face as scientists, and approaches to reduce the gender gap in science.
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