From Assistant Professor, Dr. Aram Mikaelyean:
The Fall 2020 course Insect-microbe interactions (ENT-491/591/791-002) is now open for enrollment to undergraduate, MS, and PhD students, including those who are interested in topics related to host-microbe interactions.
Insects display a range of pathogenic and mutualistic interactions that are rarely encountered elsewhere in the natural world. Insect-microbe interactions explores the entire spectrum of these interactions in four sections: Mutualists, Microbiomes, (Innate) Immunity, and Pathogens. In order to make the information accessible to entomologists and non-entomologists, the course doesn’t have any formal prerequisites, but some background in insects and/or microbiology can be useful.
The course will include Socratic lectures, quizzes, lab activities, a science communication component and in-class games. The course was very well-received by students last year, and their valuable feedback has been used to improve it. Please check out the course site for more details, and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!
For more information, contact Dr. Mikaelyan: firstname.lastname@example.org