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BIOL 4090 Virology (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will consider eukaryotic DNA and RNA viruses that are important in human disease. Basic principles of virus structure, host cell entry and the molecular biology of virus life cycles will be considered in the context of infectious disease. Viruses to be examined include Influenza, cancer-related viruses such as the Human Papilloma Virus, HIV, and emerging viruses such as Ebola and the hantaviruses. The host immune response to viral infection and the effectiveness of various vaccination strategies will also be discussed.


Instructor(s): Kathleen Dunn

Prerequisites: BIOL4140

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Last Updated: 23-Feb-14