Chemistry Student

Graduate Courses

MMI 280: The endogenous microbiota in health and disease - Spring (even years/alternate)

Dr. Bäumler, Dr. Dandekar, Dr. Tsolis

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

This course will present recent insights into the microbial communities inhabiting mucosal surfaces, and will discuss how the composition of these communities contributes to normal development, metabolism, lifespan, education of the immune system, and disease susceptibility.

EEC 245 / EMS 245 / ECH 245: Micro- and Nano-technology in Life Sciences - Winter (yearly)

Dr. Seker

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing (or instructor approval)

The integration of microfabrication, nanotechnology, and the life sciences has generated powerful tools to study biological questions, as well as to diagnose and treat diseases. The unifying objective of this interdisciplinary course is to train students from different backgrounds to be conversant across multiple disciplines and acquire skills to approach complex biomedical problems. 

Undergraduate Courses

GDB 103—The Microbiome of People, Animals, and Plants - Winter (yearly)

Dr. Leveau, Dr. Cook

Prerequisite(s): BIS 002A; BIS 002B; BIS 002C

Examination of the structure and function of microbial communities that live inside and on host organisms. Introduction to general concepts of the microbiome and microbiota, and their relationship to host health and disease.

Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

CUREs recruit a class of students to address an issue that is of real interest to the scientific or academic community. CUREs provide a scalable mechanism to increase the reach of traditional, faculty-mentored undergraduate research.

Previously Offered CUREs
  • Genetic Circuits: Mutant Variations’ Regulation of Protein Expression
  • Making a Mutant: Optimizing Mutagenesis Protocol for Undergraduate Users Birds, Bugs and Bioacoustics: Using Sounds to Evaluate Composition of Biological Communities
  • Investigate Problems with Problem-Solving in Science Education
  • Investigating the Regulation of the CoQ Super Complex
  • Investigating a Schizophrenia-linked Gene and its Role in Neural Development
  • Investigating Antibiotic Resistance in Koala Poop

For more information on current offerings, visit the CUREs Program website.