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Molecular aspects of viral replication and host-cell interactions are emphasized. Topics include virion structure; mechanisms of nucleic acid replication, transcription, and translation; virion assembly and release; genetics; mechanisms of transformation by oncogenic viruses; responses of the host to viral infection, tumor viruses and tumor cells; and mechanisms of persistent and slow virus infections. Prerequisites: a course in molecular biology or working knowledge of molecular techniques.

Affiliated With:

  • Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences