Microbiology and Immunology (MIM)

Courses

MIM 322. Microbiology for Dental Students. 4 hours.

Characteristics, transmission, pathogenesis of, and immune response to microorganisms causing human oral and systemic disease. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.

MIM 399. Undergraduate Laboratory Research. 1-4 hours.

Laboratory research for advanced undergraduates. Course Information: Live bacteria, viruses and/or animals used in instruction. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Application of credit toward the degree is contingent upon the approval of the student's college and/or department. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor.

MIM 425. Fundamentals of Immunology and Microbiology. 3 hours.

Mechanisms of host defense; antigens, immunoglobulins and their reactions; antibody synthesis, regulation and the cellular immune response; bacterial and viral structure and function; mechanisms of pathogenesis. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor or registration in the College of Medicine.

MIM 426. Microorganisms as Agents of Human Disease. 3 hours.

Fundamental aspects of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogenesis, therapy, control and prevention of infectious diseases. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

MIM 455. Microbiology Laboratory Rotation. 3 hours.

Course in basic and applied methods essential for the study of nucleic acids, immunoglobulins, gene transfer, cell fusion, virological and immunological methods. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

MIM 513. Principles of Structure Determination and Analysis. 3 hours.

Explores the relationship between structural stability, kinetic properties and function of biopolymers, with particular emphasis on proteins and nucleic acids. Course Information: Same as BCMG 513, and PMPG 513. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501 and one year of physical chemistry, or consent of the instructor.

MIM 551. Advanced Immunology. 2 hours.

Concepts in immunochemistry, immunogenetics, molecular immunology, cellular immunology and immunopathology at the intermediate level. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501, GCLS 502, GCLS 503 and GCLS 510 or consent of the instructor.

MIM 553. Molecular Biology of Viruses. 2 hours.

Animal viruses including basic structure and viral nucleic acids; emphasizes molecular organization of viral genomes; cellular and molecular events during virus replication and viral transformation. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501, GCLS 502, GCLS 503, and GCLS 511 or consent of the instructor.

MIM 554. Molecular Aspects of Microbiology. 3 hours.

Basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetics; gene structure and function; gene expression; molecular aspects of mutation and recombination; chromosome structure and function. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): BCHE 460.

MIM 560. Microbial Pathogenesis. 2 hours.

Genetics, molecular biology and physiology of pathogenic bacteria, and host-pathogen interactions. Course Information: Credit is not given for MIM 560 if the student has credit for MIM 552. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501, GCLS 502, GCLS 503, and GCLS 511 or consent of the instructor.

MIM 585. Cell Biology. 4 hours.

Functional and structural organization of the cell with emphasis on the cellular basis of physiological activity. Course Information: Same as ANAT 585 and PHYB 585.

MIM 594. Special Topics in Microbiology, Immunology and Virology. 1-2 hours.

Advanced topics are covered in depth. Topics vary yearly. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): BCHE 460 and MIM 451 and MIM 455 and MIM 552 and MIM 553 and consent of the instructor.

MIM 595. Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology. 1 hour.

Topics of current research interest are presented by guest lecturers from outside institutions in areas of molecular biology, bacteriology, virology and immunology. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

MIM 598. Research in Molecular Biology and Immunology. 0-16 hours.

M.S. thesis research on problems in microbiology, immunology, virology and molecular biology. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in microbiology and immunology.

MIM 599. Research in Molecular Biology and Immunology. 0-16 hours.

Ph.D. thesis research on problems in microbiology, immunology, virology and molecular biology. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in microbiology and immunology.