Sheryl Gares, PhD, MSc, BSc
Introduction to the prokaryotic members of the microbial world. Microbiological diversity will be examined by comparing cellular morphology, structure and metabolism. Topics include how to grow and study microbes, classification approaches and problems, control of microbial growth, pathogenesis and microbial ecology. Prerequisite: AUBIO 260. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 274 (2021) and AUBIO 374.
Supervised laboratory or field research project. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Notes: Admission to the course normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Biology. An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.
An introduction to the structure and function of the immune system. Topics include the ontogeny of immune structures and cells, the generation of B and T cell receptor diversity, antigens and antibodies, clonal selection and expansion, MHC restriction, self tolerance and cytokines. Discussion of infectious disease, vaccines, and immunity will be used to synthesize these topics into a unified conceptual framework. Prerequisites: AUBIO 374. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 371 (2021) and AUBIO 471.