MICR687M.01 (Reno)
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
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: 2 - 4 Weeks
  • Preceptors:
    • 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.
    • Paul Brett, Ph.D.
    • Mary Burtnick, 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 Method

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

Grading Criteria

The criteria for each grade will be negotiated between the student and preceptor at the onset of the rotation.