Cell Biology of Human Pathogens and Disease
The goal of this course is to expose graduate students to important concepts in cell biology as they relate to infectious disease and host-pathogen interactions. The emphasis will be on understanding the primary literature and learning how experiments in cell biology are designed, performed, and interpreted. (Also see Dr. Malcolm Gardner for additional instructor profile.)
Grades are based on a 1 week take-home midterm exam (30%); a final NIH-style grant proposal (30%); one oral presentation (15%); written assignment for alternate oral presentation session (5%); participation in class discussions (10%); and written critiques of other students' NIH-style grant proposal (done using pseudonyms to preserve anonymity; 10%).