The University of Arizona  1993-95 General Catalog

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Microbiology and Immunology (MBIM)
College of Medicine
Life Sciences North Room 644
(520) 626-6061

Professors John J. Marchalonis, Head, Harris Bernstein, Evan M.
Hersh (Medicine), Junetsu Ito, Marguerite M.B. Kay, Rein Kilkson
(Physics), Henry Koffler, William Meinke, George B. Olson
(Emeritus), Kenneth Ryan (Pathology), John Spizizen (Emeritus),
Paul Sypherd

Associate Professors Emmanuel Akporiaye, Dominick DeLuca, Richard
Friedman, Marilyn Halonen (Pharmacology), David T. Harris, Kit
Lam (Medicine), James T. Sinski (Emeritus)

Assistant Professor Rodney Adam (Medicine)

Research Associate Professor Carol Bernstein

Lecturer Vivian Gage

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers a course of
study applicable to general and applied sciences in agriculture,
allied health, biology and medicine. The major provides a strong
foundation for graduate study in microbiology, immunology,
molecular biology and genetics, as well as a preprofessional
program for students seeking admission to schools of medicine and

The department offers the Master of Science and Doctor of
Philosophy degrees with majors in microbiology and immunology.
For graduate admission and degree requirements consult the
Graduate Catalog.

For undergraduate courses, see Undergraduate Program of
Microbiology (MIC) listed separately.

501. Medical Microbiology (6) I The biological characteristics of
microorganisms of importance in human health and disease; the
reaction of the host to infectious agents and the mechanisms of
host defense; diagnosis and management of infectious disease.
Lectures, discussions, and laboratory experiments. P, CHEM 241b.

503R. Biology of Animal Parasites (3) I (Identical with V SC
503R) May be convened with MIC 403R.

503L. Parasitology Laboratory (1) I (Identical with V SC 503L)
May be convened with MIC 403L.

504. Molecular Parasitology (3) II GRD (Identical with V SC 504)
May be convened with MIC 404.

505. Eukaryotic DNA Replication (3) [Rpt./1] I 1994-95 (Identical
with CBIO 505)

511. Molecular Biology (3) II (Identical with MCB 511) May be
convened with MIC 411.

517. Microbial Physiology and Gene Cloning (3) II 1994-95
Biochemical and physiological activities of microorganisms. P,
MIC 317, CHEM 241b, 243b.

519. General Immunological Concepts (3) I Basic concepts of the
immune system. Presentation of the roles of antigen,
immunoglobulins, complement, lymphokines and types of immune
cells play in humoral and cell-mediated immunity. P, MIC 317R,
CHEM 241b, 243b. (Identical with V SC 519). May be convened with
MIC 419.

520. Pathogenic Bacteriology (3) II Etiology and pathogenesis of
bacterial diseases in humans, domestic animals and wildlife. P,
MIC 317, CHEM 241b, 234b. (Identical with V SC 520) May be
convened with MIC 420.

523. Mechanisms of Disease (4) II (Identical with V SC 523) May
be convened with MIC 423.

525. Environmental Microbiology (3) I 1994-95 Current concepts in
water quality, aerobiology and microbial biogeochemistry. P, MIC
205, CR, CHEM 241b, 243b.(Identical with S W 525)  May be
convened with MIC 425.

526. Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (2) I (Identical with
S W 526) May be convened with MIC 426.

527R. General Mycology (3) I General mycology, with emphasis on
the microfungi. P, MIC 205. May be convened with MIC 427R.

527L. General Mycology Laboratory (2) I General mycology
laboratory, with emphasis on the microfungi. P, 527R or CR. May
be convened with MIC 527L.

529. General Virology (3) II Essential features of the viruses,
including structure, gene expression and life cycle. Introduction
to pathogenesis with respect to humans, other animals, and
plants. P, MIC 181 or 205, CHEM 241b, 243b, MCB 411 (suggested).
May be convened with MIC 429.

530. Introduction to Biophysics (2) I (Identical with PHYS 530)
May be convened with MIC 430.

531. Biophysical Theory (2) II (Identical with PHYS 531) 

532. Pathogenic Virology (3) [Rpt.] I (Identical with V SC 532)

538. Ecology of Infectious Disease (3) II (Identical with V SC
538) May be convened with MIC 438.

540. Biodegradation of Pollutants in Soil and Groundwater (3) II
(Identical with S W 540) May be convened with MIC 440.

543. Research Animal Methods (3) I (Identical with V SC 543) May
be convened with MIC 443.

546. Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory (2) II 1994-95
(Identical with S W 546)

550R. Medical Mycology (2) II The isolation and identification of
fungi of medical importance. 6L. P, MIC 205.  (Identical with V
SC 550R) May be convened with MIC 450R.

550L. Medical Mycology Laboratory (2) II Laboratory experiments
dealing with isolation and identification of fungi of medical
importance. 6L. P, 550R or CR. (Identical with V SC 550L) May be
convened with MIC 450L.

551. Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis (3) I 1994-95
(Identical with CBIO 551)

552. Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis (3) I 1994-95
Review of current concepts in specific areas of microbial
pathogenesis, including action of exo- and endotoxins, cell
surface interactions, phagocytosis and host microbicidal
functions. P, BIOC 460.

555. Cancer Biology (3) II 1994-95 (Identical with CBIO 555)

560. Development of the Immune System (4) II 1993-94
Developmental biology of T cells and B cells. Negative selection
(tolerance induction) during the differentiation of T cells and B
cells as mediated by T cell receptors and immunoglobulin
receptors, respectively. Development of major histocompatability
complex antigen restriction (positive selection) during
differentiation of T cells in the thymus. Regulation of positive
and negative selection in health and disease (autoimmunity).

561. Immunobiology (3) II 1994-95 Cells and cellular events
involved in humoral and cell-mediated immune responses;
morphologic, physiologic and biochemical characterizations of the
lymphoreticular system. P, BIOC 462a.

570. Molecular Genetics and Evolution (3) I 1993-94 Molecular
genetics and biology of the bacterial viruses; molecular
mechanisms of gene regulation, DNA replication, DNA repair,
mutation and genetic recombination; current research in bacterial
genetics (lysogeny, transduction, conjugation, use of transposons
and gene fusions in genetic analysis and transformation);
introduction to gene cloning and its uses in analysis of gene
structure and regulation. (Identical with GENE 570)

580. Molecular Virology (3) II 1993-94 The current status of
basic research in virology at the molecular level. P, CHEM 460.

582. Immunotoxicology (2) I (Identical with TOX 582)

589. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics (3) I 1993-94 (Identical
with CBIO 589)

595. Colloquium
d. Special Topics in Cell Biology (2) [Rpt./6 units] II
(Identical with CBIO 595d, which is home)

596. Seminar 
a. Current Problems in Molecular Biophysics (1) I II (Identical
with  PHYS 596a, which is home) 

597. Workshop
a. Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention(3) I 1993-94 (Identical with
CBIO 597a, which is home) 

612. Biological Electron Microscopy (4) I (Identical with MCB

630. Experimental Methods for Research (4) II Hands-on techniques
necessary for pursuing a research career in Microbiology and
Immunology. 12L. P, MIC 419, MBIM 501, 560 or 561, BIOC 460.
Consult department before enrolling. (Identical with V SC 630)

672. Food Safety (2) I 1993-94 (Identical with NFS 672)

695. Colloquium 
a. Readings in Microbiology (1) [Rpt.] I II 
b. Immunopathology (1) I
d. Molecular and Cellular Immunology (1) I II 
f. Tumor Virology (1) II 
g. Host-Parasite Interactions (1) [Rpt.] II

696. Seminar
a. Research (1) [Rpt.] I II

801. Medical Microbiology (6) I

851. Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis (3) II 1993-94
(Identical with CBIO 851)

891. Preceptorship 
a. Microbiology and Immunology (3-12) [Rpt./12 units]


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