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Graduate Courses in Micr & Molecular Genetics (MMG)

MMG 201 - Molecular Cloning Lab
Intensive advanced laboratory course in the fundamentals of recombinant DNA technology through the isolation and characterization of a unique gene. Prerequisite: MMG 104 or BIOC 207 or instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 203 - Mamm Cell Cult:Molecular Biol
The basic principles and techniques of mammalian cell culture, as well as cell and mammalian molecular genetics. Prerequisites: BCOR 103 or MMG 104, Permission of Coordinator.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
MMG 205 - Biochemistry I
Introduction to chemistry and structure of biological macromolecules; examination of mechanisms of chemical processes in biological systems, including enzyme catalysis, biosynthesis, regulation, and information transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144. Cross-listed with: BIOC 205, CHEM 205. Fall.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 206 - Biochemistry II
Continuation of Biochemistry I. Biochemistry of nucleic acids; nucleic acid based processes, such as replication and transcription; cellular information transfer, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: MMG 205. Cross-listed with: BIOC 206, CHEM 206. Spring.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 207 - Biochemistry Lab
Introduction to biochemical tools, including spectrometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; natural and recombinant enzyme isolation; assays of DNA-modifying enzymes; computer-based structure/function exercises. Co-requisites: MMG 205 or MMG 206. Cross-listed with: BIOC 207 and CHEM 207.
Credits: 2.00
MMG 211 - Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics
The organization, replication, and expression of genes in prokaryotes, focusing on the genetics of Escherichia coli and its viruses. Prerequisite: Introductory microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, and/or cell biology courses. Fall.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 220 - Environmental Microbiology
The activities of microorganisms, primarily bacteria, in air, soil, and water. Prerequisite: A previous course in microbiology. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 222 - Clinical Microbiology
Comprehensive study of human pathogenic microorganisms and their disease states in humans, which includes pathogenic bacteriology and medical mycology. Laboratory sessions provide practical experience in handling and identifying these pathogens. Prerequisite: MMG 65 or 101 or equivalent or instructor's permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
MMG 223 - Immunology
Analysis of the immune response with respect to structure and function of immunoglobulins and the T-cell receptor, tolerance, innate and adaptive immunity, the Major Histocompatibility Complex, hypersensitivity states, transplantation, cancer, and AIDS. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Alternate years. Fall.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 225 - Eukaryotic Virology
An in-depth analysis of eukaryotic virus-mammalian cell interactions emphasizing mechanisms by which viruses modulate gene expression in infected cells. Prerequisite: MMG 101 or MMG 104 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 231 - Bioinformatics
Introduction to current topics in bioinformatics. Applications may include sequence alignment, dynamic programming, hidden Markov models, phylogenetics trees, microarray data analysis, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisites: Instructor's permission; STAT 151, CS 26; MMG 104 desirable. (Cross-listed with CS 231). Fall.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 262 - Nature of Sensing and Response
Examination of signal transduction pathways in widely divergent organisms, the evolutionary conservation of these pathways, and how these systems are perturbed by mutation and disease. Cross-listed with: PBIO 262. Prerequisites: BCOR 101, and either concurrent or past BCOR 103 or PBIO 104, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 295 - Special Topics
Supervised investigations in microbiology or molecular genetics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
MMG 296 - Special Topics
Supervised investigations in microbiology or molecular genetics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
MMG 302 - Medical Microbiology
Fundamentals of pathogenic microbiology emphasizing mechanisms of disease production and mechanisms of resistance to infection. The ecologic rather than taxonomic approach is stressed. Primarily for Medical students. Prerequisite: Department permission. Spring.
Credits: 8.00
MMG 310 - Current Topics in MMG
Seminar to focus on specific issues at the forefront of current research in molecular genetics. Meetings will involve student presentation and discussion of research articles. Prerequisite: Permission of Coordinator.
Credits: 2.00
MMG 312 - Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
The use of lower eukaryotes, such as the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe, as model genetic systems to answer questions of basic biological importance. Prerequisites: Instructor permission; MMG 233 and CLBI 301, or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 320 - Cellular Microbiology
Utilizes primary literature to explore the cellular and molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis caused by viruses, pathogenic bacteria and protozoan parasites. Alternate years. Spring.
Credits: 4.00
MMG 332 - Critical Reading
Students will participate in group discussions to critically evaluate and interpret the experimental data from one assigned paper from the scientific literature per week. Prerequisite: Permission of Coordinator. Fall.
Credits: 1.00
MMG 352 - Protein:Nucleic Acid Interact
Structure of DNA and RNA, and the structure and assembly of nucleoprotein complexes will be described using examples from prokaryotes, yeast, viruses, and mammalian cells in culture. Prerequisite: MMG 211 or equivalent; AGBI 201 or BIOC 301; BIOC 302 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: BIOC 352. Alternate years. Spring.
Credits: 3.00
MMG 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
MMG 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00