MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS07 1015 Microbial Genetics and Physiology

Christie, Peter. Five-hour semester. Spring, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisites: GS21 1017: Foundations of Biomedical Research or Permission of Instructor.

The objective of this course is to provide second semester, first-year students with a broad knowledge of genetics and physiology as they pertain specifically to prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes.  Topics covered include genetics, gene expression, cell division, cell structure and biogenesis, energy and metabolism, signaling and development, stress response, and pathogenesis (virulence factors and host response). The class will be divided into 15, one-week units in which at least two faculty-led lectures and two student-led, roundtable presentations of the primary literature will take place.

Course Outline Microbial Genetics and Physiology