Microbial Sciences: Chemistry, Ecology and Evolution
This is an interdisciplinary graduate-level and advanced undergraduate-level course in which students explore topics in molecular microbiology, microbial diversity, host-microbe associations in health and disease, and microbially-mediated geochemistry in depth. This course will be taught by faculty from the Microbial Sciences Initiative. Topics include the origins of life, biogeochemical cycles, microbial diversity, and ecology. Course will limit enrollment to 20 students.
Course Notes: Also offered as Microbiology 210.
Recommended Prep: For graduate and advanced undergraduate students, Life Sciences 1a and 1b or their equivalent are required, or permission of instructor. MCB 60 or equivalent is recommended.