BIO 3056 – Bacterial Pathogenesis

A study of the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause disease, the strategies that bacterial pathogens use to survive within their hosts, and the strategies that hosts use to fend off infections. The course includes the study of bacterial structure, physiology, genetics, and how these factors interact with host systems during infection. Other topics include the role of the human microbiome and opportunistic infections in disease. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 2042. IV