This course will focus on recent advances in the study of bacterial pathogens and the mechanisms by which they cause disease. Specifically, we will examine the virulence factors used by pathogens to infect their host, to subvert host innate and adaptive immune defenses and transmit to new cells and new hosts. The course will consist of lectures and presentations and discussion by students of selected publications. The course grade will be based on presentations, participation in discussions and a short written paper.

Coordinators: Dr. J. Brumell & Dr. J. Liu

Date: Wednesdays, October 10-November 28 (no class Nov. 14, 21); Organizational Meeting September 25 (10am-11am)

Time: 10am-12pm

Place: MaRS2, 1623; Organizational meeting in MaRS2, 1522