2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BMB 4400 - Human Microbiome

Credit Hour(s): 3
This course will examine human-associated microbiome. We will see what kind of organisms live in partnership with us, what they do, how their functions affect our health and well being, and how the alterations to this microbiome can be linked to a variety of human diseases and maladies. In addition, in the laboratory part of the course, each student will profile their personal microbiome community of choice (or the standard microbiome sample). You will learn the experimental approaches to the interrogation of microbiota, will isolate, amplify, and purify 16S rDNA, and then isolate high-throughput sequencing data. Thus, you will find out which specific kinds of microbes live in association with you.Discuss communities of microbes living in associations with human bodies, how infants acquire microbes, which functions these microbes perform, and which human diseases are associated with microbiota disbalance.
Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BMB 2100 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level BMB 4210 Minimum Grade of C (BMB 4210 can be taken concurrently) or Undergraduate level BMB 4230 Minimum Grade of C (BMB 4230 can be taken concurrently)
Level: Undergraduate
Schedule Type(s): Lecture