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Courses Sorted by Level

500 Level

V MPM 502 -- Microbial Genetics (Same as Micro 502)

Microbial and bacteriophage genetics; emphasis on mutagenesis, mechanisms of genetic exchange, genetic analysis of cellular mechanisms, and an introduction to genetic engineering.

  • (3-1) Cr. 3.
  • Semester Offered: Alt Fall, offered 2012
  • Instructor in Charge: Dr. Greg Phillips
  • Prerequisite: Micro 320.

V MPM 520 -- Medical Immunology I

Nature of the immune system and its role in health and disease. Credit for either 520 or 575, but not both, may be applied toward graduation.

  • (4-0) Cr. 4
  • Semester Offered: Fall.
  • Instructor in Charge: Dr. Jesse Trujillo
  • Prerequisite: Micro 310 or VMPM 386,3 credits in Biochemistry.

V MPM 522 -- Principles in Epidemiology (Same as VDPAM 522)

Epidemiology and ecology of disease in populations. Disease causality and epidemiologic investigation. Issues in disease prevention, control, and eradication.

  • (3-0) Cr. 3
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in Charge: Dr. Annette O'Connor
  • Prerequisite:

V MPM 525X -- Intestinal Microbiology (Cross listed with MICRO)

Overview of commensal microbiota in the health and well-being of vertebrates.  Topics include diversity of intestinal structure, microbial diversity/function, innate immune development, community interactions and metabolic diseases associated with alterations of the microbiome.

  •  (3-0) Cr. 3
  • Semester offered:  Alt. S. offered 2012.
  • Instructor in charge:  Dr. Nancy Cornick
  • Prerequisites: MICRO 302, BIOL 313

V MPM 536 -- Zoonoses and Environmental Health

Epidemiology, prevention and management of zoonotic diseases. Factors influencing transmission and survival of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment. Application of environmental control measures.

  • (3-0) Cr. 3
  • Semester Offered: Alt. Spring
  • Instructor in Charge: Dr. Charles Thoen
  • Prerequisite: V MPM 386, 387, 388
  •  Syllabus for Spring 2013

V MPM 540 -- Livestock Immunogenetics (Same as An S 540)

Basic concepts and contemporary topics in genetic regulation of livestock immune response and disease resistance.

  • (2-0) Cr. 2.
  • Semester Offered: Alt. Spring., offered 2013
  • Instructor in Charge: Dr. Susan Lamont
  • Prerequisite: AnSci 561 or MICRO 575 or V MPM 520

V MPM 542 -- Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques

Workshops in basic molecular biology techniques and related procedures. (cross-listed with GDBD, BBMB, BCB, BMS, EEOB, FS HN, Hort, NEM, NutrS, VDPAM)

  • (1-0) Cr. 1.
  • Semester offered: DNA Techniques (all); Protein Techniques; Cell Techniques; Plant Transformation; Proteomics; Metabolomics; Genomics
  • Instructor in Charge: Variable
  • Prerequisite: Graduate classification

GENET 565 -- Professional Practices in the Sciences and Engineering

Professional discourse on the ethical and legal issues facing life science researchers. Offered in modular format; each module is 4 weeks. A. Professional Practices in Research (Cr. 1.0); B. Working with Industry  (Cr. 0.5). (Cross-listed with BBMB, Pl P, Agron, An S, BCB, CH E, CPR E, EEB, HORT, M E, MICRO)

  • (0.5-1.0 - 0) Cr. 0.5-1.0
  • Semester offered: Spring

V MPM 575/475 -- Immunology

Humoral and cellular immune functions. Interactions between cells and factors of the immune system that result in health and disease. Credit for either 575 or 520, but not both, may be applied toward graduation.

  • (3-0) Cr. 3.
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in Charge: Dr. Joan Cunnick
  • Prerequisite: Micro 310

V MPM 586 -- Medical Bacteriology

Bacteria associated with diseases of vertebrates, including virulence factors and interaction of host responses.

  • (4-0) Cr. 4.
  • Semester Offered: Fall.
  • Instructor in Charge: Dr. Bryan Bellaire
  • Prerequisites: Micro 310, credit or enrollment in VMPM 586 or 625

V MPM 587 -- Animal Virology

The biology of animal viruses and pathogenic mechanisms in viral diseases.

  • (4-0) Cr. 4.
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in Charge: Dr. Kenneth Platt
  • Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

V MPM 590 -- Special Topics

  • Credit arranged, repeatable
  • Semester offered: F.S.SS.

V MPM 599 -- Creative Component

A written report based on laboratory research, library reading, or topics related to the student's area of specialization and approved by the student's advisory committee.

  • Arranged.
  • Prerequisite: Nonthesis M.S. Option only.

600 Level

V MPM 604 -- Seminar

This course serves as the VMPM departmental seminar. All VMPM students are required to complete the seminar once each year. Satisfactory-fail only.

  • (1-0) Cr. 1 each time taken.
  • Semester Offered: Fall.
  • Instructor in charge: Drs. Brad Blitvich and Bryan Bellaire
  • Offered on a satisfactory-fail grading basis only.

V MPM 608 -- Molecular Virology (Same as Pl P 608)

Advanced study of virus host-cell interactions. Molecular mechanisms of viral replication and pathogenesis.

  • (2-0) Cr. 3.
  • Semester Offered: Alt. Fall, offered 2012.
  • Instructor in charge: Drs. Cathy Miller and Brad Blitvich
  • Prerequisite: BBMB 405 or GDBC 511.

V MPM 615 -- Molecular Immunology (Same as BBMB 615)

Current topics in molecular aspects of immunology: T and B cell receptors; major histocompatibility complex; antibody structure; immunosuppressive drugs and viruses; intracellular signalling pathoways leading to expression of genes that control and activate immune function.

  • (3-0) Cr. 3.
  • Alt. Fall, offered 2013.
  • Instructor in charge:Dr. Amy Andreotti
  • Prerequisite: BBMB 405 or BBMB 502

V MPM 625 -- Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis (Same as Micro 625)

Advanced study on virulence mechanisms of bacteria and current knowledge of research on host defenses in the pathogenesis of bacterial infections.

  • (4-0) Cr. 4.
  • Semester Offered: Alt. Spring, offered 2013
  • Instructor in charge: Drs. Chris Minion and Bryan Bellaire
  • Prerequisite: Credit in Biochemistry and Microbiology

V MPM 629 -- Advanced Topics in Cellular Immunology

Current concepts of the role of native and acquired immunity in health and disease.

  • (2-0) Cr. 2.
  • Semester Offered: Alt. Spring, offered 2012
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Michael Wannemuehler
  • Prerequisite: 520 or 575

V MPM 660 -- Pathogenesis of Persistent Infections

Study of current knowledge related to host pathogen interctions during persistent and chronic infections by b acteria., viruses and parasites. (Cross-listed with V Pth)

  • (2-0) Cr. 2
  • Semester offered: Alt. Spring, offered 2013
  • Instructor:
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

V MPM 690 -- Current Topics

Colloquia or advanced study of specific topics in a specialized field: A. Immunology or B. Infectious Diseases

  • Cr. 1 to 3 each time elected
  • Semester Offered: Fall. Spring. Summer.
  • Instructor in charge: varies
  • Prerequisitie: Permission of the instructor.

V MPM 698 -- Seminar in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Same as MCDB 698)

Student and faculty presentations.

  • (2-0) Cr. 1 to 2 each time taken.
  • Semester Offered: Fall and Spring.
  • Instructor in charge: varies
  • Prerequisite: none

V MPM 699 -- Research