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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 681 Graduate Courses  

Graduate Courses

The following courses have minimum prerequisites for undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or microbiology with a concentration in genetics, organic chemistry, general biochemistry, or general microbiology.


16:681:501(F) General Microbiology (3) Molecular aspects of origin of life, microbial evolution, properties and synthesis of the major biological polymers, transport phenomena, metabolic pathways and regulation, cellular control mechanisms, virology, applied immunology, pathogenic microbiology, and food and industrial microbiology. Haggblom, Kerkhof
16:681:502(S) Molecular Genetics (3) Prokaryotic and eukaryotic molecular genetics. Bacteria, bacteriophage, yeast, nematodes, Drosophila,plants, and mammals. Vershon. Prerequisites: 16:115:501,502.
16:681:520(F) Microbial Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (3) Survey of the biochemical activities unique to microorganisms emphasizing the similarities and differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms; consideration of the genetic regulation and practical importance of these biochemical capabilities. Topics include methanogenesis, toxins, biodegradation, microbial transformations, and secondary metabolites. Antoine. Prerequisites: 16:115:511,512, or equivalents; 16:681:521.
16:681:521(S) Microbial Physiology and Metabolism (3) Microbial responses to environment with particular emphasis on nutrition and biochemistry. Enzymology and metabolic pathways of microorganisms. Metabolic diversity and regulation. Antoine. Prerequisites: 16:681:501, 16:115:511,512, or equivalents.
16:681:524(S) Industrial Microbiology (3) Industrial applications of microorganisms, including production of chemicals and antibiotics, transformations, product stability, protection from deterioration, impact on environment, continuous fermentations, and waste disposal. Eveleigh. Prerequisites: 16:681:501, one year of organic chemistry.
16:681:530(S) Introduction to Molecular Medicine (3) Application of molecular and cell biology to a wide variety of human diseases; recent advances in understanding basic mechanisms. Stollar
16:681:544(S) Medical Microbiology and Immunology (4.5) Bacteria and human cells in culture. Biochemical correlations. Comparative cytology, metabolism, genetics, regulation of protein synthesis and enzyme function, immunology, virology, and medical microbiology. Principles governing mechanisms of human disease emphasized.
16:681:545(S) Medical Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory (2.5) Experiments in the isolation, identification, and growth kinetics of bacteria; bioassay methods; organelle biogenesis; human karyotyping; diagnostic bacteriology; immunological methods; animal cell culture and virology. Concepts and techniques relevant to medical problems emphasized. Corequisite: 16:681:544.
16:681:548Cell Surface Receptors (3) Diverse prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell-surface receptors and their mechanisms of intracellular signaling examined to illustrate a range of experimental approaches, structural motifs, and biochemical mechanisms. Langer. Prerequisites: 16:115:501,502, or equivalent. Recommended: A course in cell biology.
16:681:555(F) Molecular Virology (3) Detailed consideration of fundamental physical-chemical properties, schemes of classification, genetics, and modes of replication of selected animal viruses. Stollar. Prerequisite: 16:681:501 or equivalent.
16:681:572(F) Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity (4) Qualitative and quantitative methods for the study of microbial communities. Ecological determinants. Characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Biogeochemical cycles and energy flow. Microbial interactions and community structure. Barkay. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 16:681: 501.
16:681:580(F) Fundamentals of Molecular Genetics (3) Basic mechanisms of information storage in and retrieval from nucleic acids; organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes; mechanisms of DNA replication; transposable genetic elements; transcriptional and translational control of gene expression. Designed to provide necessary background for advanced molecular genetics courses. Prerequisites: Genetics; 16:115:511,512.
16:681:585(S) Cancer Molecular Biology (3) Emphasis on the molecular, cellular, and genetic bases for cancer. Oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Signal transduction and cell cycle control in cancer cells. Metastasis. Diagnosis and therapy. Recent understanding of the molecular basis of selected human cancers. Lectures and critical discussion of the current literature. Axelrod
16:681:601,602,603,604Advanced Topics in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (BA,BA,BA,BA) Special topics of current interest. Prerequisites: 16:681:501, 580. Recommended: 16:115: 503,504.
16:681:607,608Teaching Techniques in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (2,2) Guidance and practical experience in the teaching of microbiology and molecular genetics. Prerequisite: Open only to matriculated students in the graduate program in microbiology and molecular genetics.
16:681:611,612,613,614(F) Laboratory Rotation in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (2,2,2,2) Half-term research projects of interest to the student in faculty laboratories. Prerequisite: Written approval of program director. Open only to matriculated students in the graduate program.
16:681:641,642,643,644,645,646Independent Studies in Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BA,BA,BA,BA,BA,BA) Library research project normally leading to a nonthesis essay for master`s degree candidates. Prerequisites: Permission of faculty adviser and program director.
16:681:681,682Seminar in Molecular Genetics and Microbial Physiology (1,1) Informal critical description and discussion of current literature and concepts.
16:681:683,684Seminar in Virology, Immunology, and Pathogenic Microbiology (1,1) Informal critical description and discussion of current literature and concepts.
16:681:685,686Seminar in Applied, Environmental, and Industrial Microbiology (1,1) Informal critical description and discussion of current literature and concepts.
16:681:687,688Seminar in Computational Molecular Biology (1,1) Recent advances in computational molecular biology selected from the following areas: genomics, bioinformatics, structural biology, image analysis, pattern formation, and molecular evolution.
16:681:701,702Research in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (BA,BA)
 
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