Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for FUNDAMENTAL VIROLOGY (260.623.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Discusses cellular, molecular, genetic, and immunological principles that govern viral infection. Presents a survey of main virus groups with detailed discussion of several representative human pathogens. Topics include replication strategies, pathogenesis, carcinogenesis, vaccination, and the use of viruses as tools in molecular and cell biology. Emphasizes interactions of viral and host cell processes.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss basic mechanisms of animal virus replication
- Discuss basic cellular and host responses to viral infection
- Become familiar with the major virus families that cause human disease
- Discuss the mechanisms by which viruses in these families cause disease
- Discuss how viruses in these families are transmitted and maintained in populations
Mon Wed Fri 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM
Additional Faculty Notes:
Janice Clements, Ph.D.
Office: BRB 839
Home Page: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/bcmb/faculty/clements.html
Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD
Office: 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite- E5132
Home Page: http://faculty.jhsph.edu/?F=Diane%20E%2E&L=Griffin
Andrew Pekosz, PhD
Home Page: http://faculty.jhsph.edu/Default.cfm?faculty_id=1972
Robert Buckheit, BS
Matthew Cousins, MS
Office: Ross 646
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a mid-term and a final examination.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade