Emerging Pathogens

BIOL-GA 1080

This course will explore those infectious diseases that have newly appeared in the population or have existed but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range. The course will review pathogens, the mechanisms by which they cause disease, how genetic factors determine changes in disease virulence and pathogen survival, the host response, the way epidemics and pandemics evolve, basic virology, bacteriology, and immunology, and will then review in detail the nature of specific emerging pathogens. The students will be asked to design a novel pathogen as a final project.

Format: Lecture

Prerequisites: MCB2 (BIOL-UA 22 or 9022), Microbiol or Immunol (BIOL-UA 44 or 50)

Corequisites: None

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None


Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Reasoning Skills
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: Ecology Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Emphasis-Area Elective
          • Infectious Diseases
      • Additional Elective