5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Department of Microbiology
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions

MICR 803 - (5) (Y)
Fundamental Immunology

An introduction and detailed coverage of cellular and molecular immunology, emphasizing antigen-specific immune responses. Topics include structure of antigens and antigen recognition structures, development of immunologically competent cells, cell-cell interactions and signalling, development and regulation of different immune responses, and the relationship of basic immunological mechanisms to the control of disease and immunopathology.

MICR 805 - (4) (Y)
General and Molecular Genetics

Study of the organization, transmission, function and regulation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genes. Three lecture hours.

MICR 808 - (4) (Y)
Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes

Prerequisite: MICR 811 or equivalent
An advanced presentation of the mechanism and regulation of gene expression in bacteriophages and prokaryotic organisms. Emphasizes genetic analysis of complex processes, such as sensory transduction, cell division, and global regulatory circuits. Readings from the current literature supplemented with critical discussion of classic papers in the field.

MICR 810 - (5) (Y)
Molecular Pathogenesis

A comprehensive study of the morphology, taxonomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and pathogenicity of bacteria and viruses. Five lecture hours.

MICR 811 - (5) (Y)
Gene Structure, Expression and Regulation

Study of the molecular biology of bacterial and eukaryotic cells, emphasizing the application of recombinant DNA for elucidation of gene structure, the mechanism of gene expression, and its regulation. Four lecture hours.

GSAS 812 - (4) (Y)
Cell Structure and Function

An analysis of current research on the interrelationships of structure and their functions in bacterial and eukaryotic cells. Emphasizes the functions of cellular membranes as related to neuromuscular activities and cellular interactions as related to cancer. Four lecture hours.

MICR 815 - (4) (Y)
Molecular Basis of Cancer

Advanced presentation of the mechanisms of oncogenesis, including discussions on phenotypes of tumor cells, regulation of cell cycle, oncogenes, anti-oncogenes, RNA and DNA tumor virus, tumor progression, and metastasis. Emphasizes mechanisms of proto-oncogene activation, subversion of normal growth control, and inactivation of tumor suppressors which occur in human tumors.

MICR 822 - (4) (Y)
Chromatin Structure and Function

Examination of current research topics in eukaryotic chromosome structure and dynamics.

MICR 881, 882 - (1) (S)
Continuing Colloquium in Microbiology

Critical analysis of current research areas in microbiology and related fields. Central topics will be covered seriatim by the staff. Students will present in rotation their analyses of pertinent scientific literature. Two conference hours per week.

MICR 891, 892 - (0) (S)
Seminars in Microbiology

Attendance required for all graduate students in microbiology Topics of current research interest are presented each week by staff, students, or visiting scientists. One hour per week.

MICR 901, 902 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Bacterial Physiology and Cell Wall Biosynthesis

MICR 911, 912 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Biochemical Virology

MICR 913, 914 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Structure of Antibodies

MICR 917, 918 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Genetic Control of Immune Responses

MICR 931, 932 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Molecular Genetics

MICR 933, 934 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Genetics and Biochemistry of Cancer Cells

MICR 937, 938 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Membranes and Tumors

MICR 941, 942 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Molecular Virology

MICR 943, 944 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Tumor Virology

MICR 951, 952 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Immunology of Cell Surfaces

MICR 953, 954 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Molecular Genetics of Yeast

MICR 955, 956 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Mechanisms of Protein Folding

MICR 957, 958 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Protein Chemistry of Toxins

MICR 959, 960 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Molecular Genetics of Leukemia

MICR 961, 962 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Genetic Control of Transcription

MICR 963, 964 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Biochemistry and Immunology of Cancer Cell Transformation

MICR 971, 972 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Antigen Recognition by T Lymphocytes

MICR 973, 974 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Molecular Biology of Cancer

MICR 975, 976 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Molecular Virology

MICR 977, 978 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Molecular Biology of HIV

MICR 979, 980 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Epstein-Barr Virus

MICR 981, 982 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Fungal Pathogenesis

MICR 983, 984 - (3-12) (S)
Research in Molecular Virology and Viral Pathogenesis

MICR 985, 986 - (3-12) (S)
Research in T Lymphocyte Activation and Effector Function

MICR 997 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

MICR 999 -(3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.


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