Symbiosis: From Organelles to Microbiomes

Symbiotic interactions are integral to the biology of multicellular eukaryotes. The discovery of the roles of the human microbiome in the development, physiology, ecology and evolution of humans is currently transforming medicine. This course is a multidisciplinary study, at the intersection of evolutionary biology, ecology and genomics, of symbiotic systems such as plant-animal, microbe-plant, and microbe-animal symbioses spanning the entire tree of life, including the human microbiome. We explore this topic from a researcher's perspective and with the goal of helping students join research labs. Instructor: Lutzoni

Course Number: 
BIOLOGY346
Course Level: 
300-399
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Course Notes: 
offered Spring 2018