Mesenchymal stem cells seeded on electrospun polycaprolactone nanofibers.

Advanced Topics: Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis

Microorganisms have evolved a vast array of mechanisms to avoid detection or elimination by host defenses, and to establish persistent infections that can lead to chronic or recurrent disease. The ability to establish persistent infections often complicates the successful therapeutic treatment of disease caused by such microorganisms. This course is designed to familiarize students with the mechanisms by which select bacterial and viral pathogens establish persistence in their host cells and/or organisms, and the subsequent considerations for pathogenesis and therapy. Alternate summer semesters.

Instructor(s): Neal A. DeLuca, PhD

Credits: 2