General Virology (GS-MV- 401)
This series of lectures and student paper presentations emphasize fundamental principles related to interactions of animal viruses with their host cells. General topics include chemical and physical properties of viruses, virus classification, cultivation and assay of viruses, viral replication and morphogenesis, vaccines and antivirals, viral pathogenesis, virus vectors, and viral oncogenesis. These topics are highlighted through detailed discussions of selected RNA and DNA virus families.
Credits: 4 
Term: 2 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Ronald T. Javier


Literature Review in Molecular Virology & Microbiology (GS-MV- 410)
Literature Reports is a course in which all students in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology must participate. At each meeting, two students each present a paper that they have picked alone, or with the help of their faculty mentor, to an audience of their fellow students and MVM faculty. (Every session has a different faculty mentor.) The goal of the class is to give the students a chance to gain experience presenting to critical audiences, to learn to critically assess data, respond to oral questions and prepare cogent presentations.
Credits: 1 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Anthony Maresso


Genetics of Animal Viruses (GS-MV- 411)
This series of lectures places emphasis on modern molecular genetic approaches to study animal viruses.  Classical approaches are also covered when they provide useful accessory techniques to molecular methods.  Lectures place emphasis on phenomena and reduce the emphasis on genetic peculiarities of the various viral taxonomic groups.  
Credits: 3 
Term: 4 (not offered in AY17)
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Robert Franklin Ramig


Concepts in Microbial Pathogenesis (GS-MV- 413)

Microbial Pathogenesis will provide interested graduate students or postdoctoral fellows with knowledge of the basic and clinical aspects of mechanisms and consequences of microbial (bacterial and viral) pathogenesis. This course will provide students with the knowledge to understand how bacteria and viruses cause disease, insights into research approaches used to answers questions on microbial pathogenesis, and a forum for in depth discussion of data from selected papers and enhance their ability to critically analyze, discuss, and present data. \
Credits: 4 
Term: 4 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Margaret Ellen Conner


Bacterial Structure and Function (GS-MV- 417)
The course covers the physiology of bacterial cells with an emphasis on current research topics. The first part of the course is devoted to discussion of the components of the bacterial cell wall and their roles in pathogenesis, cell motility, cell structure, nutrient transport, and protein secretion. The next section of the course includes lectures on the regulation of bacterial function, including transcription, translation, and specialized functions unique to bacteria. Finally, mechanisms by which bacteria adapt to their environment are discussed.
Credits: 3 
Term: 2 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: TBA


Special Projects (GS-MV- 435)
Faculty mentored research for students that have not been admitted to candidacy.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement:  N 
Director: Dr. Robert Franklin Ramig


Special Topics (GS-MV- 463)
Scholarly study directed by a faculty member. Special topics allows a faculty member to develop individualized courses for students.  Special topics cannot be used to satisfy the 30 hr course requirement.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement:  N 
Director: Dr. Robert Franklin Ramig


Seminar in Molecular Virology (GS-MV- 466)
Student Seminar
Credits: 1 
Term: 2, 3, 4 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Robert Franklin Ramig


Readings (GS-MV- 548)
Faculty directed literature projects that survey a specialized topic of interest.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement:  N 
Director: Dr. Robert Franklin Ramig


Research Rotation (GS-MV- 549)
Faculty mentored research for students who have not yet selected a faculty advisor
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement:  N 
Director: Dr. Robert Franklin Ramig


Dissertation (GS-MV- 550)
Thesis research directed by a faculty mentor and advisory committee. Open only to candidates for the Ph.D. or M.S. degree.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement:  N 
Director: Dr. Robert Franklin Ramig