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MCDB 290b, Microbiology

T, Th 1:00-2:15p.m.
OML 202
Instructors
Dr. Christine Jacobs-Wagner (West Campus ABC321B, KBT554, Tel: 203-737-7219)
Dr. John Wertz (KBT 732, Tel. 203-432-9997)

Guest Lecturer
Dr. Daniel DiMaio, Department of Genetics

Teaching Assistants
Aaron Wexler (aaron.wexler@yale.edu)
Molly Scott (elizabeth.scott@yale.edu)
Ethan Rundell (ethan.rundell@yale.edu)

Suggested textbook: Microbiology: An Evolving Science (more information on text options next
page)

Date Topic Lecturer


1 Jan. 19 Importance of microbes and their discovery C. Jacobs-Wagner
2 Jan. 21 Cell biology of bacteria C. Jacobs-Wagner
3 Jan. 26 Bacterial growth C. Jacobs-Wagner
4 Jan. 28 Gene regulation in bacteria C. Jacobs-Wagner
5 Feb. 2 Bacterial genetics I C. Jacobs-Wagner
6 Feb. 4 Bacterial genetics II C. Jacobs-Wagner
7 Feb. 9 Cell division and DNA replication and segregation C. Jacobs-Wagner
8 Feb. 11 Chemotaxis and motility C. Jacobs-Wagner
9 Feb. 16 Bacterial development I C. Jacobs-Wagner
10 Feb. 18 Bacterial development II C. Jacobs-Wagner
Feb. 23 Exam 1 (lectures 1-10)
11 Feb. 25 Bacterial evolution & ecology I J. Wertz
12 Mar. 1 Bacterial evolution & ecology II J. Wertz
13 Mar. 3 Bacterial evolution & ecology III J. Wertz
14 Mar. 8 Bacterial metabolism J. Wertz
15 Mar. 10 Genomics J. Wertz
Mar. 12-27 Spring break
16 Mar. 29 Industrial microbiology J. Wertz
17 Mar. 31 Introduction to infectious diseases J. Wertz
18 Apr. 5 Mechanisms of pathogenesis J. Wertz
19 Apr. 7 Mechanisms of pathogenesis J. Wertz
20 Apr. 12 Introduction to viruses DiMaio
Apr. 14 Exam 2 (lectures 11-19)
21 Apr. 19 Viruses and cancer DiMaio
22 Apr. 21 Host defenses and bacterial evasion strategies J. Wertz
23 Apr. 26 Antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance J. Wertz
24 Apr. 28 Future trends in antimicrobials and diagnostics J. Wertz
May 8 Final Exam
Grading
Exam 1 (Lectures 1-10): 30%
Exam 2 (Lectures 11-19): 30%
Final: 40% (lectures 1-24)

Suggested text: Microbiology: An evolving science (3rd edition) by Slonczewski and Foster
published by Norton).
Please note that no lectures follow the text closely and exam questions will be drawn from
material covered in lecture. Another quality text is Brock Biology of Microorganisms. Published
by Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.

Text Book Information


* Hard copy and paperback available on Amazon.com
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0393919295
Paperback ISBN: 978-0393123678

* E-book (downloadable version): ~ $52.49 on publisher's site (ISBN 978-0-393-90336-2)


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