Spring 2009 not offered
This half-semester course will focus on the molecular biology of viruses. We will specifically examine the mechanisms by which viruses evade host defenses and subvert control of cellular machinery for their own replication. Viruses of particular impact to human health, such as DNA tumor viruses and HIV, will be used as primary examples. The use of viruses in gene therapy and the prospects for molecular approaches to antiviral therapies and vaccines will also be discussed.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Required text readings will be supplemented with reviews and articles from the current scientific literature.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be examinations and a final. Participation in class discussion will be expected from all students. Students will also be required to write a short paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course will be taught the first half of the semester. Students may add this course for 5 days after the first day of class. Students must withdraw from this class by Friday, March 9.
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