My virology course

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  1. Virology lecture #1: What is a virus?


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    Lecture #1 of my Columbia University undergraduate virology course. In this lecture we define viruses, explore their origins, and summarize their functions and components.

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    • Virology Lecture #2: The infectious cycle


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      Lecture #2 of my Columbia University undergraduate virology course. In this lecture we explore methods used to measure the number of viruses and their components.

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      • Virology Lecture #25 - XMRV


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        A review of the discovery of the retrovirus XMRV and its possible involvement in prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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        • Virology Lecture #24 - Unusual infectious agents


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          A smorgasbord of unusual agents - virophages, viroids, satellites, and everyone's favorite, prions.

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          • Virology Lecture #15 - Virus-Host Interactions


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            A discussion of virus-host interactions that lead to pathogenesis, including determinants and immunopathology.

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            • Virology Lecture #12 - Infection Basics


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              A discussion of the principles of viral pathogenesis, including entry into the host, spread, tropism, transmission, and the effects of geography and season on infection.

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              • Virology lecture #3: Genomes and genetics


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                Lecture #3 of my Columbia University undergraduate virology course. This lecture is an overview of the seven different viral genome types and the pathway of each one to mRNA.

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                • Virology Lecture #10 - Translation


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                  A discussion of how mRNAs are translated into protein, including different initiation mechanisms and strategies for maximizing the coding potential of viral genomes.

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                  • Virology Lecture #18 - HIV Pathogenesis


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                    A discussion of the origins, biology, and pathogenesis of HIV, the etiologic agent of AIDS

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                    • Virology lecture #26: H5N1


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                      The science and politics of the controversy over publication of influenza H5N1 virus transmission experiments in ferrets.

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                      • Virology Lecture #9 - Reverse transcription and integration


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                        A discussion of how the enzyme reverse transcriptase reverses the flow of genetic information in the replication cycles of retroviruses and hepadnaviruses.

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                        • Virology Lecture #17 - Acute infections


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                          Characteristics and examples of resolving, short term infections.

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                          My virology course

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                          Videos in the group are from my introductory virology course at Columbia University, given in the spring of 2012.

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