About The Course
Welcome Message

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.

Course Description

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.

Course Learning Objectives

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

Course Time

Mon Wed Fri   3:30 PM to 4:50 PM

Course Faculty

Diane Griffin
E-mail: dgriffin@jhsph.edu

Additional Faculty Notes:

Primary Faculty

Janice Clements, Ph.D.
E-mail: jclement@jhmi.edu
Office: BRB 839
Phone: 410-955-9770
Home Page: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/bcmb/faculty/clements.html

Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD
E-mail: dgriffin@jhsph.edu
Office: 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite- E5132
Phone: 410-955-3459
Home Page: http://faculty.jhsph.edu/?F=Diane%20E%2E&L=Griffin

Andrew Pekosz, PhD
E-mail: apekosz@jhsph.edu
Office: E5635
Phone: 410-502-9306
Home Page: http://faculty.jhsph.edu/Default.cfm?faculty_id=1972


Robert Buckheit, BS
E-mail: rbuckhe2@jhmi.edu


Matthew Cousins, MS
E-mail: mcousins@jhmi.edu
Office: Ross 646

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a mid-term and a final examination.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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