BIO 205 - Introduction to Microbiology
This course cover the fundamentals of microbiology emphasizing structure and function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, host-pathogen interactions, and applied microbiology. The course is designed for students majoring in microbiology and those in the health professions with the idea being to prepare students for more advanced courses in applied microbiology, immunology and/or infectious disease.
BIO 375 - Infectious Disease
This course cover the gamut of infectious disease in humans and animals and includes discussions of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans and helminths that cause infections. I cover the dynamics of these infections in individuals and in populations and present the course in an ecological and evolutionary framework.
BIO 488C - Medical Microbiology
This course focuses on the ecology, epidemiology, and evolution of infectious diseases. The first half includes a review of the theoretical underpinnings of pathogen maintenance in host populations while the second half of the course focuses on classic and modern case studies in infectious disease. Topics include: Emerging infections, molecular epidemiology, vector-borne disease, reservoir maintenance, and zoonotic spillover events.