Problems in Infection and Immunity
Office of Medical Education
- Course Name: Problems in Infection and Immunity
- Short Name: MICR687M.01 Probs Infect & Immunol
- Course Number: MICR687M.01
- Location: Reno
- Department: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Department Contact: Michelle Whitaker
- Phone: (775) 784-6161
- Email: email@example.com
- Type: Non-Clinical
- Length: 2 - 4 Weeks
- Dorothy Hudig, Ph.D.
- William Courchesne, Ph.D.
- Thomas R. Kozel, Ph.D.
- Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr., Sc.D.
- Subash Verma, Ph.D.
- David AuCoin, Ph.D.
- Paul Sumby, Ph.D.
- Cyprian Rossetto, Ph.D.
Please contact the Department of Microbiology and Immunology to verify elective availability.
- Students will gain laboratory-based experience in immunology or infectious diseases.
Description of Rotation
Provides a guided research laboratory experience in bacteriology, mycology, virology, or immunology. Emphasis will be on pathogenesis and molecular biology of infectious disease. Students will acquire laboratory skills that may include: general problem solving; microbial cell culture; tissue culture; immune function testing; use of radio-isotopes; and recombinant DNA technology.
Evaluation will be based on a short paper written by the student on his/her topic of study (50%) and on a subjective evaluation by faculty of the effectiveness of student participation.
- Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
- High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
- Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
- Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives
The criteria for each grade will be negotiated between the student and preceptor at the onset of the rotation.