Molecular Microbiology I
This course will cover concepts in molecular microbiology, including microbial cell biology, bacterial biochemistry, bacterial genetics and genomics, and molecular interactions with host or microbiome communities. Select bacteria important to human health and disease (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) will be considered in detail, highlighting advances in the understanding of their biology and pathogenesis. During the course, students will read primary scientific literature that highlights evolving technologies and experimental approaches that enable a deeper understanding of molecular microbiology. Class sessions will include active student participation in discussions and case studies.
Introductory understanding of microbiology.
- Explain fundamental and advanced principles of molecular microbiology, including microbial cell biology, bacterial biochemistry, bacterial genetics and genomics, and cell-cell interactions
- Identify key questions in the field and analyze how these apply to biomedical research and product development
- Interpret and analyze scientific literature in molecular microbiology
- Apply new knowledge to discuss case studies relevant to molecular microbiology