M460: Microbial Evolution for Spring 2018

We are absolutely thrilled that the Microbiology program will once more offer M460: Microbial Evolution.  This course will be taught in Spring 2018.  We encourage our students who are interested in microbiology or evolutionary biology to sign up for M460.  Note that the prerequisite for this course is L211.

The course will be taught by Dr. Jeffrey Palmer (https://biology.indiana.edu/about/faculty/palmer-jeffrey.html), who is extremely excited to teach the class.  Microbial Evolution covers the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the evolution, diversity, and the importance of microbial life on earth.  The class will touch on the evolution of parasites and pathogens and viruses, antibiotic resistance, symbiosis, the human microbiome, horizontal gene transfer and the tree of life.

In other words, this is going to be a very, very cool course.  This content will be of interest to anyone pursuing a career in the health professions, graduate level research, and for everyone fascinated by the study of microbiology, biotechnology, and evolutionary biology.  We encourage you to look at the attached flyer, prepared by Dr. Palmer.


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