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Graduate Courses

Critical analysis and discussion of recent advances in microbiology research through oral presentation. Specific topics may vary but will emphasize molecular biology, physiology, and ecology of prokaryotes.

Interactions of microorganisms with food and the implications of these interactions for food preservation, safety, and fermentations. Pathogenic microorganisms associated with food. Analysis of foods for the presence of microorganisms.

Interactions of microorganisms with food and the implications of these interactions for food preservation, safety, and fermentations. Pathogenic microorganisms associated with food. Analysis of foods for the presence of microorganisms.

Interactions of microorganisms with food and the implications of these interactions for food preservation, safety, and fermentations. Pathogenic microorganisms associated with food. Analysis of foods for the presence of microorganisms.

Interactions of microorganisms with food and the implications of these interactions for food preservation, safety, and fermentations. Pathogenic microorganisms associated with food. Analysis of foods for the presence of microorganisms.

Ultrastructure, physiology, genetics, ecology, metabolic diversity, evolution, and phylogeny of bacteria and archaea.

Immunology from an experimental perspective. Anatomy, development, and function of the immune system. Immune system in infectious diseases. Mechanisms and pathogenesis of immunological disorders. Evolution of immunological concepts.

Nontraditional Format:  The one-hour breakout session…

Immunology from an experimental perspective. Anatomy, development, and function of the immune system. Immune system in infectious diseases. Mechanisms and pathogenesis of immunological disorders. Evolution of immunological concepts.

Nontraditional Format:  The one-hour breakout session…

Immunology from an experimental perspective. Anatomy, development, and function of the immune system. Immune system in infectious diseases. Mechanisms and pathogenesis of immunological disorders. Evolution of immunological concepts.

Nontraditional Format:  The one-hour breakout session…

Immunology from an experimental perspective. Anatomy, development, and function of the immune system. Immune system in infectious diseases. Mechanisms and pathogenesis of immunological disorders. Evolution of immunological concepts.

Nontraditional Format:  The one-hour breakout session…

Immunology from an experimental perspective. Anatomy, development, and function of the immune system. Immune system in infectious diseases. Mechanisms and pathogenesis of immunological disorders. Evolution of immunological concepts.

Nontraditional Format:  The one-hour breakout session…

Immunology from an experimental perspective. Anatomy, development, and function of the immune system. Immune system in infectious diseases. Mechanisms and pathogenesis of immunological disorders. Evolution of immunological concepts.

Nontraditional Format:  The one-hour breakout session…

Microbial and technical aspects of dairy, vegetable, meat, grain, and fruit fermentations. Products studied include cheese, sausage, beer, wine, and soy sauce.

Microbial and technical aspects of dairy, vegetable, meat, grain, and fruit fermentations. Products studied include cheese, sausage, beer, wine, and soy sauce.

Microbial and technical aspects of dairy, vegetable, meat, grain, and fruit fermentations. Products studied include cheese, sausage, beer, wine, and soy sauce.

Microbial and technical aspects of dairy, vegetable, meat, grain, and fruit fermentations. Products studied include cheese, sausage, beer, wine, and soy sauce.

Molecular basis of bacterial virulence: identification of virulence factors, genetic regulation of virulence, and the complex interactions between bacterial pathogens and their hosts.

Molecular basis of bacterial virulence: identification of virulence factors, genetic regulation of virulence, and the complex interactions between bacterial pathogens and their hosts.

Molecular basis of bacterial virulence. Identification of virulence factors, genetic regulation of virulence, and the complex interactions between bacterial pathogens and their hosts. Service-learning component of course prepares students for communicating relevant scientific concepts to the…

Molecular basis of bacterial virulence. Identification of virulence factors, genetic regulation of virulence, and the complex interactions between bacterial pathogens and their hosts. Service-learning component of course prepares students for communicating relevant scientific concepts to the…

Genome editing technology has exploded since the recent discovery of bacterial CRISPR systems. Our goal is to present the material while new applications are emerging every day and before a textbook is written! Cutting edge knowledge will enable you to shape the future.

Types of microorganisms in the environment; effect of environmental conditions on microbial existence; public health aspects of environmental microbiology; applications of microorganisms to solve environmental problems.

Types of microorganisms in the environment; effect of environmental conditions on microbial existence; public health aspects of environmental microbiology; applications of microorganisms to solve environmental problems.

Types of microorganisms in the environment; effect of environmental conditions on microbial existence; public health aspects of environmental microbiology; applications of microorganisms to solve environmental problems.

Types of microorganisms in the environment; effect of environmental conditions on microbial existence; public health aspects of environmental microbiology; applications of microorganisms to solve environmental problems.

Types of microorganisms in the environment; effect of environmental conditions on microbial existence; public health aspects of environmental microbiology; applications of microorganisms to solve environmental problems.

Types of microorganisms in the environment; effect of environmental conditions on microbial existence; public health aspects of environmental microbiology; applications of microorganisms to solve environmental problems.

Emphasis on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Preventive Controls (PC) mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and prerequisite programs (e.g., GAP, GMP, SSOP) used to promote food safety in the food industry. Upon completion of the course and passing an examination,…

Emphasis on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Preventive Controls (PC) mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and prerequisite programs (e.g., GAP, GMP, SSOP) used to promote food safety in the food industry. Upon completion of the course and passing an examination,…

Emphasis on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Preventive Controls (PC) mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and prerequisite programs (e.g., GAP, GMP, SSOP) used to promote food safety in the food industry. Upon completion of the course and passing an examination,…

Emphasis on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Preventive Controls (PC) mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and prerequisite programs (e.g., GAP, GMP, SSOP) used to promote food safety in the food industry. Upon completion of the course and passing an examination,…

Emphasis on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Preventive Controls (PC) mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and prerequisite programs (e.g., GAP, GMP, SSOP) used to promote food safety in the food industry. Upon completion of the course and passing an examination,…

Emphasis on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Preventive Controls (PC) mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and prerequisite programs (e.g., GAP, GMP, SSOP) used to promote food safety in the food industry. Upon completion of the course and passing an examination,…

Molecular basis of gene regulation in microorganisms with emphasis on systems pertaining to pathogenesis, evolution, and ecology. Computer lab includes examination of evolutionary relatedness, sequence comparisons, database searches and reconstruction of metabolic pathways.

Molecular basis of gene regulation in microorganisms with emphasis on systems pertaining to pathogenesis, evolution, and ecology. Computer lab includes examination of evolutionary relatedness, sequence comparisons, database searches and reconstruction of metabolic pathways.

Molecular basis of gene regulation in microorganisms with emphasis on systems pertaining to pathogenesis, evolution, and ecology. Computer lab includes examination of evolutionary relatedness, sequence comparisons, database searches and reconstruction of metabolic pathways.

Molecular basis of gene regulation in microorganisms with emphasis on systems pertaining to pathogenesis, evolution, and ecology. Computer lab includes examination of evolutionary relatedness, sequence comparisons, database searches and reconstruction of metabolic pathways.

Molecular basis of gene regulation in microorganisms with emphasis on systems pertaining to pathogenesis, evolution, and ecology. Computer lab includes examination of evolutionary relatedness, sequence comparisons, database searches and reconstruction of metabolic pathways.

Molecular basis of gene regulation in microorganisms with emphasis on systems pertaining to pathogenesis, evolution, and ecology. Computer lab includes examination of evolutionary relatedness, sequence comparisons, database searches and reconstruction of metabolic pathways.

Molecular genetics, physiology, and diversity of bacteria, as well as presentation of data in a poster or oral presentation format. Faculty who teach the course, together with additional faculty who are not involved in teaching the course, will provide students with feedback on their…

Microorganisms in soil and their effect on nutrient recycling, especially as it relates to environmental quality and crop production.

Microorganisms in soil and their effect on nutrient recycling, especially as it relates to environmental quality and crop production.

Microorganisms in soil and their effect on nutrient recycling, especially as it relates to environmental quality and crop production.

Microorganisms in soil and their effect on nutrient recycling, especially as it relates to environmental quality and crop production.

Emphasizes the roles of microorganisms in ecosystems. Nutrient cycles, methods of microbial analysis, and the functional roles of microorganisms.

Offered Fall every odd-numbered year.

Emphasizes the roles of microorganisms in ecosystems. Nutrient cycles, methods of microbial analysis, and the functional roles of microorganisms.

Offered Fall every odd-numbered year.

Introduction to basic principles and concepts of virology, viral replication and pathogenesis for undergraduate and graduate students. Class topics will include classification, replication, diagnosis, quantification, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of viruses.

Introduction to basic principles and concepts of virology, viral replication and pathogenesis for undergraduate and graduate students. Class topics will include classification, replication, diagnosis, quantification, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of viruses.

Introduction to basic principles and concepts of virology, viral replication and pathogenesis for undergraduate and graduate students. Class topics will include classification, replication, diagnosis, quantification, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of viruses.

Provides information on the principles of fungal pathogenesis, diagnosis, and antifungal therapies, mechanisms of drug resistance, and relevant genetic and molecular tools to study human fungal pathogens and drug discovery. Provides basic training in reading scientific literature, presenting a…

Molecular and microscopic methods used to study selected fungal organisms that are pathogenic to humans.

Not offered on a regular basis.

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.

Microorganisms, with special emphasis on bacteria, their structure, function, diversity, and importance to man. Specifically for students who plan to teach in some area of microbiology.

The primary scientific reasoning and laboratory methodology used in microbiology with an emphasis for students who plan to teach in some area of microbiology.

Physiology, ecology, phylogeny, and genetics of various bacterial groups, including studies on adaption to high or low temperatures, methanogens, human and plant pathogens, bioremediation, mercury metabolism, nitrogen fixation, heme biosynthesis, protein folding, gene expression, and cell-cell…

Techniques involved in effective seminar presentation, including preparation of visual aids, logical development of topic, and delivery. Students present a practice session to the class on an advanced microbiology topic which is videotaped and critiqued, as well as a formal seminar to the…

Students will present their experimental research on the diversity of bacteria and archaea, including physiology, genetics, ecology, and taxonomy.

Molecular techniques to study viruses of veterinary importance.

Molecular techniques to study viruses of veterinary importance.

Molecular techniques to study viruses of veterinary importance.

Advanced strategies and methodologies for large-scale data analyses in support of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and studies of biological pathways and networks. Topics include gene finding, genomic rearrangements, microarray data analyses, protein function inference, protein-protein…

Advanced strategies and methodologies for large-scale data analyses in support of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and studies of biological pathways and networks. Topics include gene finding, genomic rearrangements, microarray data analyses, protein function inference, protein-protein…

Advanced strategies and methodologies for large-scale data analyses in support of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and studies of biological pathways and networks. Topics include gene finding, genomic rearrangements, microarray data analyses, protein function inference, protein-protein…

Global status, epidemiology and control of parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of major public health importance. Emphasis will be on the scientific, policy, and economic aspects of past, current, and future public health approaches to deal with these globally challenging infectious…

Global status, epidemiology and control of parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of major public health importance. Emphasis will be on the scientific, policy, and economic aspects of past, current, and future public health approaches to deal with these globally challenging infectious…

Global status, epidemiology and control of parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of major public health importance. Emphasis will be on the scientific, policy, and economic aspects of past, current, and future public health approaches to deal with these globally challenging infectious…

Global status, epidemiology and control of parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of major public health importance. Emphasis will be on the scientific, policy, and economic aspects of past, current, and future public health approaches to deal with these globally challenging infectious…

Computational approaches to the study of properties of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes, genome evolution, and statistical and computational methods for genome analyses and comparisons. Topics include composition of prokaryotic genomes, eukaryotic chromosome structure, lateral gene transfer,…

Computational approaches to the study of properties of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes, genome evolution, and statistical and computational methods for genome analyses and comparisons. Topics include composition of prokaryotic genomes, eukaryotic chromosome structure, lateral gene transfer,…

Computational approaches to the study of properties of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes, genome evolution, and statistical and computational methods for genome analyses and comparisons. Topics include composition of prokaryotic genomes, eukaryotic chromosome structure, lateral gene transfer,…

Molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry of parasites. Systems of unique significance to parasites will be emphasized.

Molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry of parasites. Systems of unique significance to parasites will be emphasized.

Molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry of parasites. Systems of unique significance to parasites will be emphasized.

Biosynthesis of metabolic building blocks (amino acids, nucleotides, fatty acids) and macromolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell surface structures), environmental regulation, and coordination of these processes with transport and cell division as they occur in key model prokaryotes.

Physiological aspects of prokaryotic diversity. Principles of bioenergetics; fermentation pathways, including TCA cycle, glycolysis, substrate level phosphorylation, and ion pumps; aerobic and anaerobic respiration; photosynthesis, autotrophy; and aerobic and anaerobic xenobiotic degradation.…

Microbial ecology, diversity, physiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or pathogenesis. Specific topic depends on instructor.

Research techniques in microbiology for graduate students in preparation for their thesis/dissertation projects.

Classical genetics and molecular biology of budding yeast, fission yeast, and model filamentous fungi. Includes life cycle, cell cycle, cytoskeleton, mating types, morphogenesis, pathogenesis, mutant screens, and cloning strategies.

Classical genetics and molecular biology of budding yeast, fission yeast, and model filamentous fungi. Includes life cycle, cell cycle, cytoskeleton, mating types, morphogenesis, pathogenesis, mutant screens, and cloning strategies.

Classical genetics and molecular biology of budding yeast, fission yeast, and model filamentous fungi. Includes life cycle, cell cycle, cytoskeleton, mating types, morphogenesis, pathogenesis, mutant screens, and cloning strategies.

Classical genetics and molecular biology of budding yeast, fission yeast, and model filamentous fungi. Includes life cycle, cell cycle, cytoskeleton, mating types, morphogenesis, pathogenesis, mutant screens, and cloning strategies.

Classical genetics and molecular biology of budding yeast, fission yeast, and model filamentous fungi. Includes life cycle, cell cycle, cytoskeleton, mating types, morphogenesis, pathogenesis, mutant screens, and cloning strategies.

The methods and strategies for genetic manipulation of prokaryotes--both bacteria and archaea--with an emphasis on primary literature. Classes will consist of discussions of both classic and current articles that describe the development of genetic methods for both well characterized and…

The methods and strategies for genetic manipulation of prokaryotes--both bacteria and archaea--with an emphasis on primary literature. Classes will consist of discussions of both classic and current articles that describe the development of genetic methods for both well characterized and…

Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.

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