Micro 7724


Molecular Pathogenesis

Credit Hour(s): 3 Units
Instructor(s): TBD
Offered: TBD
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing
Additional Information: Cross-listed in IGBP (7240)

Lecture Topics:

  • Introduction to pathogenesis: experimental approaches, cell wall and membrane structures, membrane biogenesis, secretion mechanisms, flagella, pili, curli
  • Regulation of virulence
  • Colonization and host tissue damage; intracellular lifestyles
  • Innate immunity, antimicrobial peptides, pattern recognition
  • Model bacterial pathogens
  • Pathogenic fungi
  • Viral pathogens and HIV
  • Parasites