Teri Shors Understanding Viruses

ISBN 13: 9781449648923

Understanding Viruses

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9781449648923: Understanding Viruses

The ideal text for undergraduate students majoring in biology, microbiology, medical technology, or pre-med, the Second Edition of Understanding Viruses provides a balanced approach to this fascinating discipline, combining the molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of virology. Updated throughout to keep pace with this fast-paced field, the text provides a strong, comprehensive introduction to human viral diseases. New material on molecular virology as well as new virus families presented coupled with chapters on viral diseases of animals; the history of clinical trials, gene therapy, and xenotransplantation; prions and viroids; plant viruses; and bacteriophages add to the scope of the text. Chapters discussing specific viral diseases weave in an epidemiological and global perspective and include treatment and prevention information. Contemporary case studies, Refresher Boxes, and Virus Files engage students in the learning process. With a wealth of student and instructor support tools, Understanding Viruses is an accessible, exciting, and engaging text for your virology course.

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About the Author:

Teri Shors received her doctoral degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Following her doctoral degree, she served as a post-doctoral fellow under the direction of Dr. Bernard Moss in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. For the past ten years, Professor Shors has been a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she teaches introductory microbiology, virology and molecular and cellular biology. She has authored peer-reviewed research papers in virology. Her research specialty is poxviruses. She was the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for a Merck/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and several National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, including a grant to develop and write an undergraduate virology textbook to better prepare students for the rapidly changing field of viruses and viral diseases. She is a recipient of a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award, an Endowed Professorship and is a Wisconsin Teaching Scholar. She serves on the American Society for Virology's Education and Career Development Committee. Professor Shors has presented at scientific and educational conferences consistently throughout her career. She has led a number of cross-disciplinary projects at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh that have received national recognition.

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