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Spring 2021

Section 4280 of MICRO5
General Microbiology -- : Jan 21 - May 20 2021
This is a hybrid class with required in-person meetings. 60% of labs and all exams will occur in person. The dates of in-person meetings on campus will depend on the public health situation throughout the semester. MANDATORY live zoom meetings will occur during the remaining scheduled class sessions. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice.

Spring 2017 Schedule

MW 9-12 Bio 2.1 lab; Baker 1885

MW 12:30-2 Bio 2.1 lecture; Baker 1801

MW 2-3 Office hours; Baker 1882


TTh 11-11:55 Office hours; Baker 1882

TTh 12-1:30 Micro 5 lecture; Baker 1869

TTh 2-5 Micro 5 lab; Baker 1885


B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2005
Honors Thesis: The role of the cps operon in persistence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
(in other words: "Salmonella bacteria may be able to cause longer-term infections in mice if they have a special capsule made of polysaccharides.")


Ph.D. in Biology/Microbiology, Humboldt University and Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany, 2011
Dissertation: Myeloperoxidase and neutrophil elastase collaborate in the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps
(in other words: "How white blood cells called neutrophils commit suicide to set sticky microbe-catching traps made of their own DNA!")