Teaching

Courses

Newly Developed Courses

MICBIO 562 - Environmental Biotechnology
[ Fall '11 | Fall '01 ]
A new senior/graduate level laboratory course designed to introduce students to traditional and molecular methods strategically applied to problems related to microbial biotechnology and environmental microbiology. Cotaught with Dr. Holden.

MICBIO 597E - Environmental Microbiology
[ Fall '00 | Fall '02 | Fall '04 | Spring '09 ]
A new senior/graduate level lecture course designed to introduce students of biology and environmental sciences to the vital roles that microbes play in sustaining life on Earth.

ENVSCI 535- Methods of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory
[ Fall '04 | Fall '05 | Fall '06 | Fall '07]
A new laboratory segment on microbial bioremediation of herbicides within a team taught course for senior level undergraduates in the Environmental Sciences program.

MICBIO 197K- Microbes in the Environment
[ Fall '00 ]
A new undergraduate level lecture course designed to introduce students to the vital roles that microbes play in sustaining life on Earth. More details.

Existing Courses Taught

MICBIO 310- General Microbiology
[ Spring '01 | Fall '03 | Fall '05 | Spring '08 | Spring '10 | Spring '11 ]
Overview of the microbial world including an introduction to microbial physiology, ecology, genetics, and pathogenesis.

MICBIO 312- General Microbiology Laboratory
[ Spring '02 | Spring '04]
An undergaduate lab course focusing on basic methods of enrichment, isolation of bacterial and fungal species, with overviews on spore formation, bacteriophages, motility, mutations and enzyme induction.

MICBIO 255- Introduction to Medical Microbiology
[ Fall '05 | Fall '06 | Fall '07]
Basic concepts of microbiology with emphasis on microbial pathogenesis and immunology.

Journal Seminars

MICBIO 697D- Microbiology of Acid Mine Drainage Journal Club
[ Spring '03 | Fall '03 | Spring '04 | Spring '05 | Spring '06 | Spring '07 | Spring '09 ]
A interdisciplinary graduate level discussion session on recent publications related to the microbiology, geochemistry, and hydrology of acidic mine drainage.

MICBIO 797E- Microbial Ecology Journal Club
[Every semester Spring '00 - Spring '06]
A graduate level discussion session on recent publications related to microbial ecology and applied environmental microbiology.

MICBIO 797B- Microbial Aspects of BioGeochemistry Journal Club
[ Fall '05 | Fall '06]
An interdisciplinary graduate level discussion session on recent publications related to the impact of microbes on biogeochemical processes.

MICBIO 791A – Departmental Seminar Series
[ Spring '04 ]
Our Department has a seminar series where invited speakers and Graduate students present and discuss their most recent findings in weekly meetings. All Graduate students attend.

Workshops

Planned:
‘New Developments in Molecular Microbial Diversity, Bioinformatics, and Community analyses.’
During 3rd Meeting of the Microbial Diversity of Amazonia, at the 12th National Meeting for Environmental Microbiology, Brazilian Society for Microbiology, Manaus, Brazil.
Short Course Manaus, Brazil, October 15-17, 2009

Planned:
‘Microbial Diversity and Metagenomics: Science, Technology, & Applications’
Short Course Quito, Ecuador October 2009

‘Molecular Microbial Ecology Approaches to Bioremediation Techniques’
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. August 2003

‘Application of Molecular Probes in Microbial Ecology’
University of Puerto Rico-Humacao April 2000

Sequence Analysis: From Phenetics to Phylogeny of Microbes’
University of Puerto Rico-Humacao and Mayagüez, April 1999

‘Molecular Ecology Techniques For Microbial Communities in Environmental Samples’
University of Puerto Rico-Humacao April 1998

‘Molecular Techniques in the Microbial Ecology of Bioremediation’
University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, April 1997