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BIOLĀ 3328. Virology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is typically offered in Fall.

The role of viruses in human diseases, and their potential as tools for research and clinical interventions. The course will focus on virus-induced diseases in man including polio, rabies, hepatitis, herpes, and influenza; recently discovered viruses such as HIV and HTLV-1 will also be studied. Virus-host interactions and the mechanisms involved in disease progression, therapeutic strategies, and vaccines, strategies for viral entry, evasion of the immune system, transmission, and the subversion of host-cell machinery will be emphasized. Potential uses of viruses as vector for gene therapy of genetic disorders, cancers, and infectious diseases will also be discussed.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
(BIOL 2296|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
AND BIOL 3096|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)