nester’s microbiology a human perspective [Original PDF Download]

nester’s microbiology a human perspective


A great choice for non-majors, allied health students, and mixed major courses, this resource provides a solid foundation in microbiology. It is written in a concise, readable style, covers all the current concepts, and provides students with knowledge and mastery needed for understanding advances in the future. Microbiology: A Human Perspective captivates students with a thorough explanation of the fundamental concepts, comprehensive treatment of disease, and beautiful instructional art.

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The University of Washington has appointed Mira Beins as an Associate Professor of Microbiology. She teaches general microbiology, medical bacteriology, and medical mycology/parasitology. Prior to moving to Wisconsin for graduate work, she studied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of the Philippines. In graduate school and postdoctoral research, she specialized in virology, which convinced her that viruses are amazing, although, admittedly, bacteria, fungi, and parasites are also pretty neat. Mira lives in Seattle with Mike, her husband, and their daughters, Maya and Noah. Whenever Denise isn’t teaching or driving the kids to their various activities, she enjoys reading books, watching movies, hanging with friends and family, and planning future trips (maybe to the Yorkshire Dales!).

The original version of the present text was written by Eugene (Gene) Nester, Evans Roberts and Nancy Pearsall more than thirty years ago. Developed specifically for allied health students, Microbiology: Molecules, Microbes, and Man introduced the organ system approach to infectious disease research. After graduating from Cornell University and Case Western University, Gene earned his Ph.D. in microbiology. After earning his PhD, he did postdoctoral research with Joshua Lederberg at Stanford University. In 1982, he joined the faculty at the University of Washington, where he is still an emeritus professor. The disease crown galla system of gene transfer that is a cornerstone of plant biotechnology was discovered by him in his laboratory. In recognition of his work, he received the Australia Prize and Cetus Prize for Biotechnology, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. the American Academy of Science Advancement, the American Academy of Microbiology, as well as the National Academy of Sciences in India.

The University of Washington employs Denise Anderson as a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, where she teaches general microbiology, medical bacteriology laboratory, and medical mycology / parasitology laboratory. As part of her graduate training, she taught microbiology laboratory courses, gaining a passion for teaching while studying nutrition and food science. Students rave about her enthusiastic teaching style, which is fueled by regular doses of Seattle’s famous coffee. While not studying, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband, Richard Moore, and puppy, Dudley (neither of whom is well trained). In her spare time, she enjoys chatting with neighbors, weeding her garden, and drinking a fermented beverage at the local pub.

Salm teaches general biology, anatomy, and physiology at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, was the place where she earned both her undergraduate and doctoral degrees. She later moved to New York to work as a postdoctoral fellow and Assistant Research Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. Research topics have ranged from the identification of plant viruses to the characterization of prostate stem cells. The rest of the time, Sarah enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.

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