FSS > Undergraduate Division > Letters & Science > UC Berkeley

Molecular and Cell Biology 90D, Section 1
Human Viruses and Disease (1 unit, P/NP)
Professor P. Robert Beatty
Thursday 11:00-12:00, 55 Evans Hall, Class number: 22400

Food for Thought This seminar will focus on human diseases caused by viruses. We will focus on the a specific virus each week including influenza, measles, Ebola, Zika, chikungunya, hepatitis C, and herpes simplex virus. The course will begin with lectures by the instructor to introduce virology and immunology. The
remainder of the course will be group work and student-led discussions of specific topics for each virus. This seminar is part of the Food for Thought Seminar Series.

Professor Beatty is an infectious disease immunologist who has worked on Chlamydia, Epstein-Barr virus, Leishmania, and dengue virus over the last fifteen years. His research is focused on dengue virus immunology especially testing drugs and vaccines to protect against severe disease. He teaches immunology classes at Cal in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.

Quotes from Fall 2016 seminar:

The professor is caring and incredibly intelligent, and always willing to discuss information from class, topics related to class, or anything you might need help with.

You don’t really need a bio foundation/background, just interest in the subject. Professor Batty is spectacular!

You will learn quite a lot. This seminar is a good balance of work and fun.
Freshman and Sophomore Seminars are co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Division
of the College of Letters & Science and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
For further information about the program,
contact Alix Schwartz (alix@berkeley.edu / 642-8378).

Copyright © UC Regents. All rights reserved.