MICR855 Host-Pathogen Interactions Fall 2013
Coordinator: Kee Jun Kim
Office: 3011 Hixon/4009 Orr-Major
Phone #: 588-7043/588-7293
A. Course Goals:
B. Schedule of Sessions*
Every Monday for 3 hours (9 AM - noon).
Each topic is consisting of (1) Introduction and Lecture, and (2) Advanced Discussion.
Each registered graduate student will present and discuss scientific papers from scientific journals (2009-present) of high-impact from the field of host-pathogen interactions.
Week 1: Introduction and planning
Week 2 - 7: Virulence Factors and Pathogen Adhesion/Invasion
Virulence factors and Methodology
Week 8 - 10: Intracellular Survival and host cell modulation
Week 11 - 13: Pathogen and Immunity
Cell death pathway and infection
Host Innate Immunity
*Course schedule can be modified to take advantage of KUMC seminars on course-related topics.
C. Method of evaluation: Presentation and Participation. In addition, each registered graduate student will be asked to submit three pre-questions before discussion of selected scientific papers.
Submission of pre-questions: 25%
Presentation and Participation in paper discussion: 75%
Grading Scale: 86-100%=A 71-85%=B 61-70%=C 51-60%=D 50 or below=F
D. Recommended textbooks
There is no textbook for this course.