Microbiology & Immunology 4100
Description: A course offering an integrated view of bacterial pathogenesis mechanisms. Topics focus mainly on medically important bacterial pathogens, with an emphasis on how they cause disease and the host's immune defense mechanisms to these infectious microbes.
Microbiology & Immunology 4200
Description: Molecular mechanisms involved in viral replication and host pathogen relationships. This course focuses on animal and human viruses and their host-pathogen relationships including immune evasion strategies, mechanisms of host restriction, evolutionary relationships, disease pathogenesis and therapeutic applications of viral vectors.
Microbiology & Immunology 4300
Description: This course covers advanced concepts on cellular and molecular regulation of the immune system and their application to clinical conditions including autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and cancer. Recent advances and challenges in immunotherapeutics, immunology research, and immune mechanisms are highlighted.
Microbiology & Immunology 4970
Description: The major laboratory course for students in Honors Specialization modules offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Includes an independent research project supervised by a faculty member; lectures on laboratory safety, biosafety, use of animals in research, scientific integrity; scientific communication (two seminars and a written report).