May 30, 2023  
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 150-04 - Introduction to Biological Inquiry

4 credits (Fall)
Microbial Pathogenesis. In this course we will investigate strategic pathogenetic microorganisms use to thrive inside the human body. Topics addressed will include: the biology of bacteria and viruses, factors important for virulence, how antibiotics work, and how microorganisms become resistant to them. Students will participate in research aligning with the Tiny Earth Project, a program designed to identify novel antimicrobial compounds. Based on critical reading of the literature, students will design and carry out independent research projects, analyze and report the results in scientific papers, posters and oral presentation. The class will have two, three hour meetings per week, which combine lecture, lab, and discussion. 

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Hinsa