Sheryl Gares, PhD, MSc, BSc

Associate Professor, Augustana - Sciences
Associate Chair, Augustana - Sciences


Associate Professor, Augustana - Sciences
(780) 679-1685
C169 AG03 Classroom Building
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Associate Chair, Augustana - Sciences


AUBIO 111 - Functional Biology

An introduction to functional and from molecules to systems, focusing on how organisms integrate different levels of organization in order to live. This course covers key topics of biochemistry (metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis), cell biology (organelles, membranes, cell cycle), and physiology (gas exchange, circulation, osmoregulation, excretion). Prerequisites: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30.

Winter Term 2022
AUBIO 318 - Directed Reading I

Supervised library research project. Prerequisites: Third-year standing, *6 in Biology at the 200 level. 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.

Fall Term 2021
AUBIO 374 - Microbiology

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.

Fall Term 2021 Fall Term 2022
AUBIO 471 - Immunology

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.

Winter Term 2023
AUBIO 475 - Pathogenic Mechanisms of Microorganisms

Examination of the pathogenic mechanisms used by selected bacteria, and protists that cause human diseases. Pathogens will be compared with a focus on the method of entry, colonization and invasion of host tissue used by various microbes and the microbial factors required to cause infection and disease. Epidemiological approaches, antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance will also be presented. Prerequisites: AUBIO 274 (2021) or 374.

Winter Term 2022
AUIDS 137 - Science Laboratory Experiences

Introduction to experimental work in Biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. This course emphasizes numeracy, scientific communication and experimental techniques but does not presuppose any specific knowledge of disciplinary content. Note: Closed to students with *6 or more in AUBIO, AUCHE, AUENV, AUPHY and AUSCI.

Winter Term 2022
AUIDS 301 - Community Partnership Project

The Community Partnership Project is a project-based course in the Augustana Core. With the support of a faculty advisor, students will work in small multidisciplinary groups on a specific issue raised by a community partner. This course introduces students to the skills and knowledge they need to work professionally with community partners, while reinforcing their ability to work collaboratively on a project. Prerequisite: AUIDS 201.

Winter Term 2023

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