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BIOL 370.00 Seminar: Selected Topics in Virology 6 credits

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Anderson Hall 323

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9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am

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Synonym: 62141

Debby R Walser-Kuntz

An examination of selected animal viruses. The course will focus on the most recent developments in HIV-related research, including implications for HIV-treatment and vaccines and the impact of viral infection on the immune system of the host. In addition to studying the structure and replication of particular viruses we will also discuss the current laboratory techniques used in viral research. 

Prerequisite: Biology 240 or 280.

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IDSC 238.00 Vaccines: Science, Skeptics, and Stakeholders 6 credits

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Anderson Hall 329

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
Synonym: 61269

Ken B Abrams, Michael T Hemesath, Debby R Walser-Kuntz

Vaccines are often touted as one of humankind’s greatest biomedical achievements. They have undoubtedly prevented hundreds of millions of deaths from infectious diseases since their discovery. Yet, there remain many obstacles that prevent their wider development and dissemination. Among these are the technological challenges associated with vaccine development, the well funded anti-vaccination movements that often thrive on and spread misinformation, and economic hurdles that affect the production and equitable distribution of vaccines. Through an interdisciplinary lens that incorporates material from biology, psychology, and economics, this course will allow students to reach an integrated understanding of vaccines.  

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