Biomed Sci 270 Virus mechanisms of replication, pathogenesis and adaptation

Module: 3
Sponsoring Program: BMS
Administrator: Ned Molyneaux

Course Number: Biomed Sci 270
Course Name: Virus mechanisms of replication, pathogenesis and adaptation
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director: Raul Andino

Additional Course Director(s):
Room Number: Mission Hall MH-1106
Campus: Mission Bay
Schedule: TThF, 5/12-6/4 (no class Tues 6/2), 2:00-4:00
Prerequisites: none
Maximum Class Size:

Course Description: Viruses are a major threat to human health and well-being. They also provide a fascinating window into cell biology and immunology, since they interact intimately with their hosts at both a cellular and systemic levels. The constant interplay between viruses trying to establish infection and the host trying to control them present an ideal system to study biological mechanisms in action.
We will revise seminal studies that uncover viral mechanisms of replication and adaptation to their hosts. We will examine how virus replicate, modify host defense systems, adapt to changes in the host environment and cause disease.