This course will focus on the beginning and end of the virus replication cycle, specifically, entry mechanisms by which selected viruses enter susceptible host cells and deliver their genome to the appropriate site within the cell and newly-recognized mechanisms by which non-enveloped progeny viruses are released from infected cells. The course is intended for people with some background in human/animal virology, either at the undergraduate level or in the introductory course on virus replication which is taught in alternate years. Classes consist of student presentations of selected papers from the literature, followed by class discussion. Assessment is based on presentation of one or more papers (depending on class size), participation in class discussion and a written assignment.
Coordinator: Dr. Martha Brown
Dates: February - March 2019