Biology 271 Microbiology with lab
An upper division course that investigates microbial metabolic diversity, bacterial genetics, host-pathogen interactions, microbial ecology, and virology. Includes discussions of the primary literature and the course is accompanied by an inquiry-driven laboratory. Offered fall 2012, fall 2013, spring 2015.
Biology 414 Seminar in Microbiology: Host-microbe interactions
A seminar course that examines literature on interactions between bacteria and their hosts, focusing on the molecular mechanisms that underlie symbioses and pathogenesis (and everything in between). Offered for the first time in the spring of 2014.
Biology 110 Contagion
A biology course designed for non-science majors. Focuses on the biology underlying infectious diseases, including cholera, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis, as well as efforts to halt these diseases. Includes discussion of emerging infectious diseases as well, and consideration of societal factors that contribute to the spread of infectious disease. Offered spring 2013, 2014.
Biology 191 Molecules, Genes and Cells
The introductory course in cell and molecular biology taken by prospective biology and science majors and pre-health students, co-taught with Caroline Goutte, Patrick Williamson, and Julie Emerson. Participated in the fall 2014 class in which we introduced a team-based learning section into the entire course for the first time.