Xiaorong Lin (PI)
Srijana Upadhyay (research assoc.)
Nadia Chacko (postdoc)
Xiuyun Tian (postdoc)
Linqi Wang (postdoc)
Rachana Gyawali(grad student)
Bing Zhai (grad student)
Dylan Foyle (undergrad)
Angelyn Hilton (undergrad)
Gail Pereira (undergrad)
Guadalupe Torres (undergrad)
BIOL 437: Molecular and Medical Mycology
I developed this course in 2009. The course is designed based on the need of undergraduate students at Biology who are interested in pursuing health-care related career, and the fact that there is currently no formal training on medical mycology to medical personnel nationwide.
Course objectives: This course is aimed at biologists, microbiologists, and students who want to pursue a career in healthcare or medically relevant research. The goal of this course is to provide information on the principles of fungal pathogenesis, diagnosis and antifungal therapies, and relevant genetic and molecular tools to study human fungal pathogens. This course will also give a basic training in reading scientific literature, presenting a scientific topic, and critiquing scientific reports. The course is a combination of lectures, seminars, student presentations on case studies, literature discussions, and examinations.
BIOL 351: Fundamentals of Microbiology
Course objectives: This course is to provide basic information concerning structures, metabolic activities, genetic processes, and other features of microbes; the biology of viruses; interactions among microbes and other organisms; classification and identification of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes; the use of microbes in science, agriculture and industry, and their significance to human health and welfare. For microbiology majors, it will also provide the foundation for further study of the field. In addition, students will also gain practical experience in microbiological laboratory procedures and techniques.