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MSMVM 2400 MS Thesis Research

A directed research project leading to a thesis for a Master's degree. All semesters.

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MSMVM 2410 Molecular Virology

This course stresses basic concepts of animal virology.  Subjects include virus structure, attachment and entry,  mechanism of regulation at the RNA and protein levels, viral nuclei acid replication, viral assembly and egress, and... Learn more>

MSMVM 2420 Advanced Topics: Experimental Virology

This course is designed to teach students in graduate research projects how to critically evaluate the scientific literature in terms of multiple different viruses, experimental strategies, interpretation of data and the basis of conclusions made... Learn more>

MSMVM 2430 Medical Microbiology Teaching Assistant

The purpose of this course is introduce graduate students of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program to the principles of teaching.  The students will be trained in basic teaching techniques as well as provided material for... Learn more>

MSMVM 2450 Research Seminar

Each class is divided into a Research report and a Paper discussion designed to develop skills needed for scientific presentation.  The student research progress report details the background, reasoning, analyses, critical evaluation of... Learn more>

MSMVM 2480 Advanced Topics: Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis

Microorganisms have evolved a vast array of mechanisms to avoid detection or elimination by host defenses, and to establish persistent infections that can lead to chronic or recurrent disease. The ability to establish persistent infections often... Learn more>

MSMVM 2490 Directed Study

This course provides the student an opportunity to carry out a specific laboratory project in any area of interest in MVM. All semesters.

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MSMVM 3400 PhD Dissertation Research

After advancement to candidacy for the PhD degree, students enroll in this course to pursue original experimental laboratory research, the results of which will provide the substance of their doctoral dissertation. A minimum of 40 credits of this... Learn more>

MSMVM 3410 Microbial Pathogenesis

This course is an introduction to molecular basis of bacterial and parasitic pathogenesis. Topics include microbial physiology and genetics, gene expression, virulence factors, pathogenic strategies of bacterial agents. Lecture format.... Learn more>

MSMVM 3420 Advanced Topics: Viral Pathogenesis

This course provides lectures in a particular virus that expand the basic biology of the virus life cycle to the level of virus-host interactions.  Pathogenic properties of select viruses are outlined from the perspective of disease... Learn more>

MSMVM 3435 Advanced Topics: Tumor Virology

This course introduces students to viruses known   or suspected of causing tumors, with special emphasis on viruses causally linked to human cancer, including polyomaviruses, Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma- associated herpesvirus... Learn more>

MSMVM 3440 Advanced Topics: Vaccines and Immunity

The purpose of this course is to (1) explore the history of vaccines; (2) evaluate characteristics of successful vaccines and their role in the management of infectious diseases and public health; (3) discuss strategies for safe and effective... Learn more>

MSMVM 3471 Advanced Topics: Innate Immunity

This course will focus on the several aspects of host innate immunity against infection. Topics will include the conceptual basis for innate versus adaptive immunity, induction of innate immunity by pathogens, signaling by innate immune receptors... Learn more>

MSMVM 3475 Advanced Topics: Imaging Host-Pathogen Interactions

This course will provide an introduction to fluorescence microscopy with an emphasis on the study of host-pathogen interactions.  Experts in the fields of bacterial pathogenesis, viral entry, viral protein signaling, fungal pathogenesis,... Learn more>

MSMVM 3480 Advanced Topics: Immunology of Infectious Diseases

This course examines the immune responses to pathogens, as well as on immune evasion of microbes.  The organisms studied include bacteria, parasites, and viruses.   Topics focus on host- pathogen interaction and include innate... Learn more>