Emphasis on the fundamentals of microorganisms, their growth and metabolism, disease pathogenicity, epidemiology, antimicrobials, host-pathogen interaction, and various human diseases caused by microbes.

Infectious diseases emphasizing the nature of the organisms, the interrelationship of microorganisms and human hosts, the prevention and control of infectious diseases, and a description of the important infectious diseases of humans.

Infectious diseases emphasizing the nature of the organisms, the interrelationship of microorganisms and human hosts, the prevention and control of infectious diseases, and a description of the important infectious diseases of humans.

Microorganisms, with special emphasis on the structure, function, and diversity of bacteria and their importance to man. Online lectures and examinations.

Microorganisms, with special emphasis on bacteria, their structure, function, diversity, and importance to man.

Microorganisms, with special emphasis on bacteria, their structure, function, diversity, and importance to man.

Microorganisms with special emphasis on laboratory research being conducted at the University of Georgia.

General laboratory techniques in experimental microbiology with emphasis on microscopic, morphological, and biochemical analysis.

Independent research in the primary literature in selected areas of microbiology.

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.

Ultrastructure, physiology, genetics, ecology, 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.

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.

Molecular biology and genetics of plant-microbe interactions, including infection processes by plant pathogens, initial signaling, signal transduction, and plant responses, and molecular analysis of disease resistance.

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. 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.

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.

Microorganisms used in biotechnology, agriculture, bioremediation, and industry; distribution, taxonomy, and physiology of environmentally significant microorganisms.

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,…

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.

Bacterial interactions with plants and animals, particularly mutualistic associations. Emphasis on insights yielded by modern molecular, genetic, and genomic experimental approaches.

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.

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

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

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.

Use of recent publications on molecular characterization and analysis of RNA viruses to give students insight on virus genome diversity and evolution.

Use of recent publications on molecular characterization and analysis of RNA viruses to give students insight on virus genome diversity and evolution.

Understanding principles of selecting and using microbes to produce desired products. Kinetics and instruction on microbial growth, metabolism, and biochemistry. Understanding product variety; metabolic products, secondary metabolites, biomass, proteins, DNA, RNA, etc. Topics include microbial…

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.

Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.

Independent laboratory research in microbiology under the direction of a faculty member.

Independent laboratory research in microbiology under the direction of a faculty member.

Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.

Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.

Independent laboratory research in microbiology under the direction of a faculty member.

Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or…