Structure and function of cells: cell architecture and organization, cell cycle, membrane phenomena, organellogenesis, energy transduction, and cellular control mechanisms.
Fall semester, biannual (offered next in fall 2016)
Parasites are responsible for classical tropical diseases and emerging opportunistic infections in the United States. We will discuss the biology of parasites, their vectors and hosts, and the diseases they cause, emphasizing modern molecular concepts. The class will also cover epidemiology, control, prevention, and treatment of important parasitic diseases.