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GS07 1015 Microbial Genetics and Physiology

  • Credit Hours: 5
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: GS21 1017: Foundations of Biomedical Research or Permission of Instructor


The objective of this course is to provide our second-semester, first-year students with a broad knowledge of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial biology. Topics covered include genetics, gene expression, signal transduction, and stress responses, cell biology, pathogenesis, host responses, and antimicrobial therapy. The course is divided into 15 one-week units composed of at least two faculty-led lectures and two roundtable discussions of the primary literature. Letter grades are based on participation (25%), writing exercises focused on the papers discussed in class (50%), and a weekly problem set (25%).

Course Outline Microbial Genetics and Physiology