Bacteriology Courses

Microbiology 101: General Microbiology

Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 cr. (Biological Science, Elementary), Rondon: Survey of microorganisms and their activities; emphasis on structure, function, ecology, nutrition, physiology, genetics. Survey of applied microbiology—medical, agricultural, food and industrial microbiology. Intended to satisfy any curriculum which requires introductory level microbiology. See 102 if laboratory is desired. Pre-Req: Chem 103 or 108 or 109 or 115. Stdts may not rec cr for both Micro 101 & 303. Stdts with 1 sem organic chem who will continue in biol or phys sci take 303. Open to Fr.

Microbiology 102: General Microbiology Laboratory

Fall, Spring, Summer. 2 cr (Biological Science, Elementary), Paustian: Covers techniques and procedures used in general microbiology, including cultivation, enumeration, aseptic techniques, physiology and selected applications. Pre-Req: Micro 101 or con reg (preferred). Stdts may not receive credit for both Micro 102 & 304. Open to Fr.

Microbiology 299: Independent Study

Fall, Spring, Summer. 1-3 cr (Intermediate), Pre-Req: Open to Fr, So or Jr st & written cons inst.

Microbiology 303: Biology of Microorganisms

Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate), Kurtz, Rondon, and/or Christopherson (Fall), Paustian (Spring): Basic biology of procaryotic microorganisms, including structure, function, physiology genetics and ecology of bacteria. If a laboratory is desired, concurrent registration in Micro 304 is recommended. Pre-Req: Prev course in botany, zool, Biocore or gen biol; 1 sem org chem or con reg.No degree cr for both Micro 101 & 303. Required of Micro majors, recommended for biol sci majors.

Microbiology 304: Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory

Fall, Spring, Summer. 2 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate), Christopherson, Kurtz, Paustian, Roll: Introduction to modern laboratory techniques used to study the distribution and properties of microorganisms. This is the companion lab to Micro 303. Degree credits cannot be earned in both Microbiology 102 and 304. Pre-Req: Micro 303 or con reg. No degree cr for both Micro 102 & 304. Required of Micro majors & recommended for bio-sci majors.

Microbiology 305: Critical Analyses in Microbiology

Fall, Spring. 1 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate) Yu: Train students to become scientific problem-solvers, to critically analyze data, and to comprehend the principles of microbiological research via active discussion of a combination of scholarly papers and contemporary, hot topics in our field. Pre-Req: Declared Microbiology major; Microbio 303 or con reg.

Microbiology 324: Food Microbiology Laboratory

Fall, 2 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate) Crosslisted with and taught by Food Sci: Lab exercises dealing with food preservation, spoilage, and food poisoning. Isolation, identification and quantification of specific microbes occurring in foods, and food fermentations by bacteria and yeast. Pre-Req: Micro 102 or 304; Micro/Food Sci 325 or con reg.

Microbiology 325: Food Microbiology

Fall, 3 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate), Kaspar (Crosslisted with Food Sci): Principles of food preservation, epidemiology of foodborne illness, agents of foodborne illness, food fermentations and biotechnology. Pre-Req: Micro 101 or 303 or MM&I 301 or cons inst.

Microbiology 330: Host-Parasite interactions

Spring of even years, 3 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate), Kurtz, Rondon: Interrelationships between bacterial and viral parasites and their host cells or tissues. Stresses microbial strategies and mechanisms of colonization, invasion, pathogenesis and resistance to host defenses. Pre-Req: Micro 101 & 102; or Micro 303 & 304; or equiv.

Microbiology 375: Special Topics.

Irregular; 1-4 cr (Intermediate), Varyinginstructors: Subjects of current interest to undergrads. Pre-Req: Variable prerequisites depending on topic.

Microbiology 399: Coordinative Internship/Cooperative Education.

Fall, Spring, Summer. 1-8 cr (Intermediate), coordinated by Paustian: Pre-Req: So or Jr or Sr st & cons suprvsg inst, advisor, & intrshp prog coordinator.

Microbiology 425: Environmental Microbiology

Spring, 3 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate), McMahon: Microbial interactions in soils, water, extreme environments and biofilms. Modern methods for studying microbial ecology. role of microbes in nutrient cycles and biogeochemistry. Use of microbes for mitigating manmade environmental problems of industrial, agricultural, and domestic origin.

Microbiology 450: Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution of Microorganisms

Fall, Spring. 2 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate) Currie, Rey: Fundamental concepts relating to the phylogenetic diversity, ecology and evolution of microbes. Active learning methods applying these concepts will promote a deeper understanding of microbiology. Pre-Req: Microbiology 303

Microbiology 470: Microbial Genetics & Molecular Machines

Fall, Spring. 3 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate), Burton, Forest: An undergraduate-level course in modern microbial genetics and molecular processes. Emphasis on the use of eubacterial and eukaryotic microbes to elucidate cellular function. Discussion of experimental approaches to study microbes and their use in biotechnology, bioremediation, and medicine. Pre-Req: Microbio 303

Microbiology 523: Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry

Spring, 3 cr (Physical Science, Intermediate), Hickey (Crosslisted with Soil Sci): Transformations of nutrients and contaminants in soils and groundwater by microorganisms: emphasis on enzymatic mechanisms and metabolic pathways. Approaches for analyzing microbial populations and activities including molecular techniques. Applications of microbial activities for bioremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater. Pre-Req: Chem 104; Micro 303 or Bot 375 or Biochem 501, or cons inst.

Microbiology 526: Physiology of Microorganisms

Fall, Spring. 3 cr (Biological Science, Advanced), Amador-Noguez, Suen, Thomas: Biochemistry and genetics of microbial processes. Pre-Req: Micro 303, Biochem 501.

Microbiology 527: Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Microbiology

Fall; 2 cr (Biological Science, Advanced); Christopherson, Kurtz, Paustian, Roll: This course will provide students with a strong foundation in modern methods of research in the biomedical sciences as they address hypothesis-driven scientific questions. Students will also be coached in and practice critical data analysis and scientific writing.  Pre-Req: Declared in Microbiology and MICROBIO 304

Microbiology 528: Immunology

Fall, 3 cr (I) Czuprysnki, Friedrich:(Crosslisted with Ahabs, MM&I) Development and functions of immune response in animals; a comprehensive study of experimental humoral and cellular immunity. Pre-Req: Two sem chem and one sem zoology or gen biology.

Microbiology 545: Topics in Biotechnology

Spring, 1 cr (Intermediate), Johnson: Seminars on current topics in agricultural, medical, and industrial biotechnology such as: microbiological production of food, drink, biopharmaceuticals; production methods, genetic engineering (vectors, recombination cloning), continuous fermentation; bioconversion processes and production of chemicals from biomass; plant biotechnology; transgenic animals.

Microbiology 551: Capstone Research Project in Microbiology

Spring, 2 cr (UW Comm-b, Biological Science, Advanced), Christopherson, Kurtz, Roll, Paustian: Students will conduct independent research in either a PI's laboratory or in small groups in our teaching laboratories.
Students will discuss progress of their projects and research ethics, will write a research proposal and will prepare and present a poster with final results for the department Poster Session. The in-class students use microbiological, molecular, and bioinformatic approaches to investigate the microbial ecology of environmental microbial communities. Research-lab students will progress toward goals established by the research mentor / PI. Pre-req: Micro 527.

Microbiology 607: Advanced Microbial Genetics

Spring, 3 cr (Biological Science) Wang: Molecular genetic methods and related aspects of prokaryotic and lower eukaryotic biology, as well as critical analysis of the scientific literature. Approximately two-thirds of the course will focus on prokaryotes and one-third on lower eukaryotic microbes. Pre-Req: Genetics 466 or equiv, Biochem 501 or equiv, & Grad st or cons inst

Microbiology 612: Prokaryotic Molecular Biology

Fall, 3 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate / Advanced), Gourse: Molecular basis of bacterial physiology and genetics with emphasis on molecular mechanisms; topics include nucleic acid-protein interactions, transcription, translation, replication, recombination, regulation of gene expression. Pre-Req: Micro 470 or equiv & Biochem 501 or equiv, or cons inst.

Microbiology 622: Plant-Bacterial Interactions

Fall of even years, 2-3 cr (Biological Science, Advanced), Barak-Cunningham (Crosslisted with Pl Path): Physiology, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology of bacterial pathogens, epiphytes, and symbionts of plants. Pre-Req: A course in advanced bacteriology; Genetics 466 or equiv; Biochem 501 or equiv; or cons inst.

Microbiology 625: Advanced Microbial Physiology

Irregular, 3 cr Thomas: . Course topics will focus on microbial physiology with an emphasis on metabolic processes. Pre-Req: Biochem 501 or 601 or con reg and cons instr.

Microbiology 632: Industrial Microbiology/Biotechnology

Spring of odd years, 2 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate), E. Johnson / M. Filutowicz: Application of modern techniques of genetics and physiology to the large-scale production of microbial products; industrial strain improvement; scale-up of microbial processes; survey of industrial processes using microorganisms. Pre-Req: Micro 303 or graduate student

Microbiology 640: General Virology-Multiplication of Viruses

Fall, 3 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate / Advaned), Ahlquist, Kalejta (Crosslisted with Oncology, Pl Path): Bacterial and animal viruses, their structure, multiplication, and genetics. Pre-Req: Intro crses in micro, biochem & genetics.

Microbiology 655: Biology and Genetics of Filamentous Fungi

Fall of even years, 3 cr (Advanced), Keller (Crosslisted with Pl Path, Botany, Genetics, MM&I): Fungal genetics, genomics, and physiology using plant pathogenic fungi and the genetic models Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa as model systems to explore the current knowledge of fungal genetics and plant/fungal interactions. Pre-Req: Cons inst; Pl Path 300 & 332 recommended; Genetics 466 or equiv; general microbiol crse.

Microbiology 668: Microbiology at Atomic Resolution

Spring, 3 cr (Biological Science, Intermediate / Advanced), Forest (Crosslisted with Bmolchem): Three-dimensional protein structures form the basis for discussions of high resolution microbiology; how particular problems are solved with given protein architectures and chemistries and how themes of protein structure are modified and recycled. Pre-Req: Biochem (e.g. Biochem 501), molecular biol (e.g. Micro 526 or 612) required, one semester of physical chem preferred.

Microbiology 699: Special Problems

Fall, Spring, Summer. 1-4 cr (Advanced), various instructors. Pre-Req: Sr or Grad st & cons inst.

Microbiology 726: Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes

Irregular, 3 cr. An intensive examination of a limited number of systems to illustrate the range of molecular mechanism utilized to control gene expression in bacteria. Pre-Req: Micro/Genetics/Biochem 612 or cons inst.

Microbiology 731: Seminar

Fall, Spring. 1 cr. Reviews of microbiological subjects, and reports on research work. Pre-Req: MDTP student.

Microbiology 740: Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis

Fall, 3 cr, Dillard (Crosslisted with MM&I, PathBio Sci): Lecture-discussion. Host-pathogen relationships in microbial diseases. Entry level course for infectious diseases sequence (see Med Micro 760, 790). Pre-Req: cons inst, MM&I 301 or equiv & a course in immunology.

Microbiology 790: Immunology of Infectious Disease

Spring of even years, 3 cr, Mansfield (Crosslisted with PathBio Sci, MM&I): Immunobiology and immunogenetics of resistance to infectious disease agents of man and animals; immunoregulatory mechanisms associated with evasion of host immunity. Pre-Req: MM&I 720 or equiv, MM&I 740 or equiv, MM&I 528 or equiv, or cons inst.

Microbiology 811: Advanced Problems in Microbiology

II1 crRequired course for first-year Ph.D. graduate students in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP); combines faculty lectures, review of primary literature, student presentations, and small group discussions to explore the diversity of scientific topics comprising the field of contemporary microbiology. P: 1st yr st in Microbiol Doctoral Training Progm.

Microbiology 875: Special Topics

I, II 1-4 cr Of current interest to graduates. P: Variable prerequisites depending on topic.

Microbiology 901: Advanced Seminar

II, 1 cr, Brian Fox; Recent advances in specialized areas of microbiology. P: Grad st & cons inst.

Microbiology 914: Seminar—Molecular Biosciences (Advanced)

I, II1 crKeck:(Crosslisted with Biochem, MM&I, Bmolchem) During the fall semester, molecular biosciences trainees who have not achieved dissertator status will present seminars based primarily on literature related to their projects. During the spring semester, molecular biosciences trainees with dissertator status will present seminars based upon their own research. P: cons inst.

Microbiology 932: Biotechnology Training Program Seminar

I, II, 1 cr, Forest, Fox:(Crosslisted with Biochem, CBE) Biotechnology Training Program trainees will present their research for critical review by audience. P: Grad st. Required of Biotechnology Training Program trainees.

Microbiology 990: Research

I, II1-9 cr Full lab and literature review of a problem in microbiology. Leads to preparation of thesis and publication. P: Grad st & cons inst.

Microbiology 999: Special Problems

I, II1-6 cr P: Grad st & cons inst.