MIP 613 - Applied Microbiology and Virology

  • 4 credits

Microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses) are invaluable tools in a number of different industrial, translational and medical settings, and are a key part of modern civilization. In this course students will explore how microorganisms have been used in creative ways to enhance human and animal health, including therapeutics, bioengineering, agriculture, food production, cancer therapy, biotechnology, and energy production. Group projects allow students delve into some of the most challenging problems in our society and identify innovative ways of using microorganism to help solve those problems.

Instructors

Brian Geiss

(970) 491-6330 | brian.geiss@colostate.edu

Brian Geiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University. He received his PhD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2002. His research interests lie in developing translational technologies toward infectious diseases, including development of antivirals, vaccines, and novel pathogen diagnostics. Dr. Geiss has been teaching since at CSU since 2006, and has taught MIP 613 as a lecture course since 2013. Dr. Geiss is an advocate for development of critical scientific thinking skills, and creative application of scientific principles and effective communication of practical applications are strongly encouraged in his courses.

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