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Biochemistry of Infection & Immunity

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Biochemistry 3380

Professor: McLachlin

Description: This course consists of a series of laboratory exercises designed to familiarize the student with the basic methods in biochemistry and molecular biology, and to demonstrate concepts taught in biochemistry lecture courses. Students will learn how to present their results in an acceptable scientific format.

Average Course Rating: 5

% of People Who Would Recommend: 100

Textbook Readings Required: Yes

Most Frequent Study Style: Assignments, Group work, practical skills

Student Feedback:

  • Come to the lab prepared

Biochemistry 3381

Description: A consideration of the structure of proteins and nucleic acids; enzymology; elements of recombinant DNA technology and related methodology.

Biochemistry 3382

Professor: McLachlin and Junop

Description: Among the topics discussed will be principles of metabolic control, mechanisms of signal transduction, regulation of DNA replication, regulation of gene expression, and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation.

Average Course Rating: 4

% of People Who Would Recommend: 50

Textbook Readings Required: No

Most Frequent Study Style: Understand and application of concepts

Student Feedback:

  • Keep up with lectures, focus on key concepts rather than small details

Microbiology & Immunology 3100

Description: The fundamental aspects of the ecology, structure, physiology, replication, pathogenesis and genetics of bacteria and viruses. Topics include the usages of microbes in health and industry, foodborne and waterborne bacterial diseases, parasitic diseases and global health aspects, gene therapy vectors and vaccines.

Microbiology & Immunology 3300

Professor: Flannagan, Kerfoot, DeKoter, Mann, Heit

Description:  Elementary concepts of innate and adaptive immunity, structure and function of the immune system, antigens and antibodies, complement, genetic basis of the immune response, humoral and cellular immunity, immunological tolerance, organ and tissue transplantation, allergy, and autoimmune disease.

Average Course Rating: 7

% of People Who Would Recommend: 100

Textbook Readings Required: No

Most Frequent Study Style: Memorization

Student Feedback:

  • Review general concepts after class; review details before the exam

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