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Molecular and Cellular Virology

The molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry of viruses, including attachment to, entry into, and synthesis and assembly inside of host cells. Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory, the course emphasizes the experimental basis of biologists’ understanding of the molecular details of DNA replication, transcription, translation, gene regulation, protein localization, cell division, and signal transduction, and how viruses manipulate, subvert, and exploit these cellular processes. Lecture/discussion.

Prerequisite: 1) Any 300-level course in Molecular Biology and 2) Chemistry & Biochemistry 251 or consent of instructor; Biology 380 or Molecular Biology 310 and Chemistry & Biochemistry 382 strongly recommended.

1 unit — Lostroh

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This course will focus on molecular aspects of viruses by analyzing DNA, RNA, proteins, organelles, and cells. Students will learn the processes associated with molecular virology and be able to use evidence to understand the structure and function of viral macromolecules.
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The molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry of viruses, including attachment to, entry into, and synthesis and assembly inside of host cells. Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory, the course emphasizes the experimental basis of biologists’ understanding of the molecular details of DNA replication, transcription, translation, gene regulation, protein localization, cell division, and signal transduction, and how viruses manipulate, subvert, and exploit these cellular processes. Lecture/discussion.

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 5 Molecular and Cellular Virology Phoebe Lostroh TBA 25 / 25 11/26/2021
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