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Courses

Taught by Vanja Klepac-Ceraj

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BISC 110

Introductory Cellular and Molecular Biology

Fall/Spring Lab

This course explores current advances in our understanding of microbial diversity, community structure, metabolic activities and interactions between microbes. Topics will span the microbial ecology of natural environments including the human body. Student participation and discussion of original scientific literature will be emphasized. In laboratory, students will learn how to characterize microorganisms, microbial communities, and microbial interactions using a suite of classical and molecular techniques.

 

BISC 209

Microbiology

Fall Lab

Introduction to bacteria, archaea, viruses, and eukaryotic microorganisms. Overview of the microbial world including a survey of the morphology, structure, function, and diversity of microorganisms and microbial effects on the environment. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of microbial evolution, genomics, metabolism, ecology, genetics, pathogenesis, and immunity. Investigation-based laboratories focused on microbial ecology, microbial interactions and molecular genetics will provide students with experience in classical and modern techniques.

 

BISC 314

Environmental Microbiology

Spring Lab

This course explores current advances in our understanding of microbial diversity, community structure, metabolic activities and interactions between microbes. Topics will span the microbial ecology of natural environments including the human body. Student participation and discussion of original scientific literature will be emphasized. In laboratory, students will learn how to characterize microorganisms, microbial communities, and microbial interactions using a suite of classical and molecular techniques.