MD Courses — Molecular Microbiology

First year

M30 526 MICROBES AND PATHOGENESIS
Instructors: Henry V. Huang, PhD, 362-2755; Scott Hultgren, PhD, 362-6772
The course emphasizes the importance of understanding molecular and cellular paradigms of how pathogenic microbes interact with their hosts and cause disease. Selected pathogenic microbes, including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi, will be utilized as models to explain general principles of host-pathogen interactions and their consequences. Mechanisms by which microbes evade host defenses to cause acute and chronic infections will be highlighted. Problems facing the medical community in the 21st century such as rising antibiotic resistance and tropical diseases will be addressed. The main objective of this course is to teach students how to think about microbial pathogenesis in a way that will provide them a conceptual framework that relates mechanisms of pathogenesis to symptomology and pathophysiology.

L41 (Bio) 5392 MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS
Instructor: Joseph P. Vogel, PhD, 747-1029
This course is similar to M30 526 but focuses more on the molecular mechanisms used by pathogens to cause disease. L41 (Bio) 5392 encompasses all areas of medical microbiology including bacteriology, eukaryotic pathogens, and virology. Completion of the course will provide a student with a background in microbial pathogenesis and prepare them to perform research in a microbiology laboratory. The primary enrollees in the course are students working for a PhD degree. However, this course is recommended for interested medical students, especially those who may be considering a career in medical research, including MSTP students. MSTP students can take Bio 5392 in place of the Medical Microbiology course (M30 526) and obtain dual credit for both medical school and graduate school.

Fourth year

Electives

L41 (Bio) 5217 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS
Detailed course description is presented under Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.

Note — The number preceding the course title indicates that the course carries credit in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.