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Susanne DiSalvo
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This is a course for biology majors which covers fundamental microbiology concepts including microbial: diversity, identification and culturing, genetics, and host-microbe interactions. I typically teach this in the Spring semester and it includes a vibrant lab component that has a mixture of standard microbiology labs and inquiry-based projects.


This is a course for advanced biology majors and for masters of science graduate students. The first half of the semester we focus primarily on the molecular mechanisms of viral infection processes. The second half of the semester we discuss various topics from a virology perspective such as immunology, gene editing (viral therapy), viral diseases and emerging viral pathogens, viral evolution, and viral ecology. It has an optional laboratory component which centers on bacteriophage isolation and characterization.

I also occasionally teach graduate seminars (BIOl595), bacteriology for nursing students (BIOL250), senior assignment (BIOL495), and colloquium (BIOL492). I plan to develop future courses in microbial symbiosis and protistology/parasitology.

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