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Department of Microbiology
MICR 803 - (5) (Y)
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)
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)
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
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