Description: This course will cover the ecology of the microbial inhabitants of the human body, how the host depends on these microorganisms to maintain health, and consequences when these microbial communities are perturbed. The intent of this course is to introduce students to fundamental and novel concepts in human microbiome research, including original studies from many of the major contributors who have shaped the field. Co-convened with BIO 534. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2021
Prerequisite: BIO 205, BIO 205L