Replication, regulation, and pathogenesis of several groups of human viruses, including human immunodeficiency virus and papillomaviruses. Emphasis on the unique aspects of the viral-like cycles as they relate to effects on infected cells and organisms. Guest lecturers focus on viral immunology, measles. herpes simplex virus, and HHV-8. Offered: A.
Students will learn basic and advanced concepts in virology by focusing on major groups of human pathogenic viruses. The major emphasis will be on virus replication, evolution, and pathogenesis. Offered Autumn quarter of even numbered years.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
There will be lectures by faculty followed by class discussion of recent literature. Students will be expected to read 2 papers per week in depth and to fully participate in the discussions.
Class assignments and grading