Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology student research materials, 1983-2005
Scope and Contents
Contains notes, findings, and reports on various research projects and activities done by students at Brigham Young University and the University of Ulster in Ireland. Dates range from 1983 to 2005.
- Brigham Young University. Department of Microbiology (creator, Organization)
- Brigham Young University. Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology (creator, Organization)
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Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology (est. 2003) was created under the College of Biology and Agriculture and focuses on the study of microscopic organisms.
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology offered majors in clinical laboratory science, microbiology, and molecular biology. Minors included microbiology and molecular biology. Undergraduate courses included: clinical laboratory techniques, general microbiology, microbial genetics, microbial physiology, immunology, medical microbiology, virology, microbial ecology, hematology, immunohematology and coagulation theory, practical hematology, medical parasitology, pathophysiology and laboratory diagnosis in clinical chemistry, and concept application in laboratory medicine.
The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its history, including the College of Biology and Agriculture (2003-2007) and the College of Life Sciences (2007-). Department chairmen included Alan R. Harker (2002-2005), Brent L. Nielsen (2005-2011), and Laura C. Bridgewater (2011- ).
The Department of Microbiology (1968-2003) was created under the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences to provide instruction in the field of biology at a microscopic level.
The Department of Microbiology included courses on introductory microbiology, sanitation and public health, general microbiology laboratory, food microbiology, dairy microbiology, applied clinical diagnosis laboratory, epidemiology, bacterial physiology, pathogenic microbiology, immunology, industrial microbiology, virology, cell and tissue culture techniques, radioactive tracer techniques in biology, and microbial genetics.
The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with a number of colleges during its history, including the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1968-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003). Department chairmen included: Don H. Larsen (1968-1971), David M. Donaldson (1972-78), Richard D. Sagers (1979-1983), James A. North (83-89), Donald N. Wright (1989-1998), and Sauna C. Anderson (1998-2002).
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