Pathogens subvert and manipulate the host immune system to cause disease. Whether that pathogen is a phage, a eukaryotic virus, or a bacterium that infects humans, immune systems represent a barrier to spreading and replicating. Our lab is interested in fundamental aspects of immune signaling and pathogenesis. The ultimate goal of our work is to better understand infectious diseases to enable development better therapeutics.
BCHM 5771 - Advanced General Biochemistry 1
Lect. In-depth analysis of DNA structure and replication, RNA synthesis and processing, protein synthesis, enzyme function and mechanism, protein structure, protein dynamics, and physical chemistry of macromolecules. Intended as a comprehensive treatment of areas central to modern biochemistry for entering graduate students. Formerly CHEM 5771.
BCHM 5776 - Scientific Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research
Lect. Advanced discussion of topics in scientific ethics, including requirements for responsible conduct of research, case histories of fraud, research misconduct, ethical misconduct and development of professional values and ethical standards. Same as MCDB 5776.