College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary Medicine

Teaching

 


Schedule of Classes: Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017

VMSC610 Recombinant Viral Vectors (3 credits)


Open to undergraduate students with permission from instructor.
A comprehensive presentation of information on the molecular biology of the most relevant viral vectors developed to date and give insight on vector construction, purification and utilization. Also intended for students in virology and related fields as well as to those interested in the application of viral vectors to basic research.
Instructor: Dr. George Belov

VMSC688A Special Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences: Advances in Reverse Genetics of Animal Viruses; (1-4 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Siba K. Samal

VMSC689 Use of Genomics and Proteomics in Infectious Disease (3 credits)

Recommended: BCHM463, and BSCI230 or BSCI330 or equivalent; or by permission. Repeatable to 06 credits if content differs. Focus is placed on current biotechnological development and recent research breakthroughs in the field of genomics and proteomics as it relates to infectious disease and drug/vaccine development.
Instructors: Dr. Utpal Pal and Dr. Daniel Nelson

VMSC698 Seminar in Veterinary Medical Science; (1 credit)

Instructor: Dr. Yanjin Zhang

VMSC699 Special Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences; (1-4 credits)

Grade Method: REG. Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number.

 

VMSC700 (3 credits) Animal Health Policy and Communication

These courses, which are taught concurrently with slightly different grading requirements, are intended for upper level students in Veterinary Medicine or Animal Science as well as other students who are interested in understanding how science and politics interact and influence animal health policy and how veterinarians and animal scientists can effectively communicate science to non-scientists such as legislators and policymakers.

 

VMSC720 Viral Pathogenesis; (2 credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. This course will teach graduate students about mechanisms of infections by animal and human viral pathogens, including virus-cell interactions, host responses, and consequences of virus infection. Particular attention will be focused on the molecular mechanisms of the interactions between virus and host.
Instructor: Dr. Yanjin Zhang

VMSC760 Immunology of Infectious Diseases; (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Immunology or equivalent; or permission of instructor. An advanced graduate level course that focuses on the cutting-edge knowledge of immunity and recent research breakthroughs in the interactions between host immune system and infectious pathogen, and vaccine development
Instructor: Dr. Xiaoping Zhu

VMSC799 Thesis Research; (1-6 credits)

Grade Method: REG. Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number.

VMSC898 Pre-Candidacy Research; (1-8 credits)

Grade Method: REG. Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number.

VMSC899 (PermReq) Dissertation Research; (6 credits)

Grade Method: REG. Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number.

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