Molecular Pathogenesis

Credit: 3 Units
Instructor: TBD
Offered: TBD

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