Introductory Microbiology (LSCI230): This course is an introduction to the world of microorganism, including bacteria, viruses, yeast and protists. It provides an overview of the diversity of microorganisms and their environments. This course covers basic concepts in microbiology such as cell composition, replication and metabolism. Laboratory work emphasizes basic laboratory techniques used in microbiology.
Mechanisms of Pathogenicity (MICR341): The goal of this course is to present advanced concepts in the field of infectious diseases including virulence factors and host responses. It describes the process by which pathogens cause disease in humans and animals. During laboratory work, techniques to study virulence are performed and bacterial pathogens are identified. As an assignment, the students contribute to the course blog.
There is no sin in being ignorant; the sin is to remain ignorant.
Roy Curtiss III
In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.
I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.