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Required and Offered Courses: General Virology

MICR 6403 General Virology - Fall 2017
Course Description

Room: MRB 4.145

Date: Monday through Thursday

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Course Director: Dennis Bente, DVM, PhD | GNL 5.200E | Route 0610 | Extension 66935

Course Director: Naomi Forrester, PhD | GNL 5.200S | Route 0610 | Extension 66911

Course Coordinator: Aneth Zertuche | MRB 4.102 | Route 1019 | Extension 22322

Recommended Texts:

Title, ISBN & PublisherAuthor(s)Edition
Principles of Virology
ISBN 9781555819514
ASM Press
S. Jane Flint, Lynn W. Enquist, Vincent R. Racaniello, and Anna Marie Skalka4th Edition Bundle (includes Vols. I & II)
Field's Virology
ISBN 9780781760607
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
David M. Knipe, PhD; Peter M. Howley, MD; Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD; Robert A. Lamb, PhD, ScD; Malcolm A. Martin, MD; Bernard Roizman, ScD; Stephen E. Straus, MD5th Edition

Review Paper and Oral Presentation
A review paper (10-12 double spaced pages in length) will be prepared by the student on any significant topic in the field of virology. Reviews will be graded according to their clarity, organization, completeness and timeliness. An oral presentation (30-45 minutes) covering the review topic will be given at the semester’s end. The students and attendant faculty will grade the oral presentation.

Test, Review Paper, and Oral Presentation Make-Up Policy
Make-up tests, or make up oral presentations will only be allowed in emergency situations which would preclude the student from physically being present. Emergency situations are defined as an incapacitating illnesses or family emergencies. There will be no deviation from this policy.

Excused Absences
The GSBS policy states that students taking a full-term graduate course offering are allowed up to three (3) excused absences from any required activity and is determined at the discretion of the course directors. If the course is offered as an 8-week course, only two (2) absences are permitted. If a student is absent during a session that contributes to the final grade (for example, during a quiz), it will be up to the Course Directors to determine if the student can perform a ‘make-up’ activity, provided that the reason for the absence is a legitimate one. Once a student exceeds and misses more than allowed for the length of the course, the course directors must notify the GSBS Student Affairs Dean, who will then contact the appropriate Program Director.

Grading
Class discussions will cover course material and manuscripts selected by the course directors.

The review paper will be due on or before 12:00 noon, December 5. Late submissions will not be accepted. Oral presentation dates are indicated on the course schedule.

Three exams will be given over the duration of the course; the dates are indicated on the schedule. All exams will be of the essay type. The exams will comprise 60% of the final grade. Class discussions (15%) and a review paper and oral presentation (25%) (described below) will comprise the remaining 40% of the final grade.

Any exam submitted up to 24 hours following the due date will have a maximum grade of a B. Any exam submitted 24-48 hours late will receive at best a C grade. Any exam submitted more than 48 hours post the due date will not receive a grade.

The final course letter grade will be determined using the GSBS grading scale:

90 - 100A
80 - 89B
70 - 79C
69 or belowF

* Any appeals for grading changes must be submitted to the instructors responsible for the writing and grading of the question within 5 business days after the return of the graded assessment to the student.  The instructors must report any grade changes to the course director.

* Students will be required to complete an evaluation form about the course. If the evaluation form is not received, an incomplete grade will be reported to the Office of Enrollment Services. If the course requirements are not completed within 30 days, the grade automatically converts to a grade of F.

Course Schedule

ClassDateTimeInstructorTopic
108-28 (M)1-2pmCourse DirectorsOrganizational Meeting
208-29 (T)1-2pmForresterIntroduction to Virology
308-30 (W)1-2pmBenteInfectious Cycle, history
408-31 (Th)1-2pmForresterVirology History
509-04 (M)HOLIDAYHOLIDAYLABOR DAY HOLIDAY
609-05 (T)1-2pmMireVirus entry
709-06 (W)1-2pmForresterLambda Phage
809-07 (Th)1-2pmForresterLambda Phage II
909-11 (M)1-2pmWatowichIntroduction to Virus Structure & Virus Structure
1009-12 (T)1-2pmNicholsVirus Replication Strategies I (RNA virus)
1109-13 (W)1-2pmSarathyFlaviviridae / Flavivirus
1209-14 (Th)1-2pmForresterPicornavirus
 09-14 (Th) *Hand out EXAM I (due 9/18 @ 1:00 pm)
1309-18 (M)1-2pmForresterCaliciviridae
1409-19 (T)1-2pmYiHepaciviruses
1509-20 (W)1-2pmNicholsOrthomyxoviridae
1609-21 (Th)1-2pmFreibergHenipaviruses
1709-25 (M)1-2pmNicholsParamyxoviridae
1809-26 (T)1-2pmCourse DirDiscussion 1 -RNA viruses 1
1909-27 (W)1-2pmMakinoCoronaviridae/Coronavirus
2009-28 (Th)1-2pmTsengSARS-COV VS MERS-COV
2110-02 (M)1-2pmCrossArenaviridae
2210-03 (T)1-2pmTBATBA
2310-04 (W)1-2pmTBATBA
2410-05 (Th)1-2pmIkegamiHanta virus
2510-09 (M)1-2pmTBATBA
2610-10 (T)1-2pmFreibergBunyaviridae
2710-11 (W)1-2pmNicholsReplication Strategies II (DNA)
2810-12 (Th)1-2pmWuParvoviridae / Parvovirus
2910-16 (M)1-2pmWeaverTogaviridae
3010-17 (T)1-2pmBeasleyPoxiviridae
3110-18 (W)1-2pmGeisbertFilovirus
 10-19 (Th) *Hand out EXAM II (due 10/23 @ 1:00pm)
3210-23 (M)1-2pmPylesHerpesviridae / Herpes Simplex Virus
3310-24 (T)1-2pmCourse DirDiscussion 2-RNA Viruses 2
3410-25 (W)1-2pmMilliganCytomegalovirus
3510-26 (Th)1-2pmPylesEpstein-Barr Virus
3610-30 (M)1-2pmTBATBA
3710-31 (T)1-2pmBentePrions
3811-01 (W)1-2pmBenteAnimal Models
3911-02 (Th)1-2pmBenteViral Pathogenesis
4011-06 (M)1-2pmBenteViral Pathogenesis
4111-07 (T)1-2pmBenteDiagnostics
4211-08 (W)1-2pmChenViral evolution
4311-09 (Th)1-2pmBukreyev Vaccine Development for filoviruses
4411-13 (M)1-2pmHuRetroviridae/HIV
4511-14 (T)1-2pmKsiazekLaboratory response role in outbreak settings
4611-15 (W)1-2pmLeducEmerging virus diseases
 11-16 (Th) *Hand out Exam III (due 11/20 @ 1:00 pm)
4711-20 (M)1-2pmCourse DirDiscussion 3-RT RNA and DNA viruses
4811-21 (T)1-2pmPBLNichols/Forrester
4911-22 (W)1-2pmPBLNichols/Forrester
 11-23 (Th)HOLIDAYHOLIDAYTHANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
5011-27 (M)1-2pmTBATBA
5111-28 (T)1-2pmTBATBA
5211-29 (W)1-2pmTBATBA
5311-30 (Th)1-2pmBente/ForresterDiscussion 4-Viral Pathogenesis and Emerging ID
 12-04 (M)  REVIEW PAPER DUE TODAY BY NOON
5412-05 (T)1-2pm STUDENT MINI-LECTURES
5512-06 (W)1-2pm STUDENT MINI-LECTURES
5612-07 (Th)1-2pm STUDENT MINI-LECTURES
5712-11 (M)1-2pm STUDENT MINI-LECTURES
5812-12 (T)1-2pm STUDENT MINI-LECTURES
5912-13 (W)1-2pm STUDENT MINI-LECTURES
6012-14 (Th)1-2pm STUDENT MINI-LECTURES

* Dates subject to change

Grades Due On 12/20/2017
Last revised 8/11/2017