Dr. Cristian Ruiz Rueda
I organize research so students participate in different projects and learn different techniques such as antibiotic susceptibility testing, mutagenesis, gene deletion, gene cloning, DNA and protein electrophoresis, PCR, LDR, qPCR, RT-qPCR, Next Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics. As students gain experience, they can then choose on which projects to focus. I encourage my students to use their results to prepare communications for conferences they will be attending, such as CSUPERB Annual Meeting, the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Meeting; as well as to write publications for peer-reviewed journals. My final goal is that my students learn the techniques and develop the critical thinking and communication skills that will make them successful in pursuing their careers in the biomedical and health sciences.
Teaching: Fall 2017
Biology 655A – Seminar in Microbiology – Fall 2017, M 5:00 to 7:45 PM in EH2202; Ticket Number 17266
Course Objectives and Organization: This course is intended for Graduate students in Biology and will cover a variety of topics including antibiotic resistance, drug discovery, and recent advances in microbiology and molecular biology.
Biology 107 – Biological Principles II (cell and molecular biology) – Fall 2017, M/W 11:00 to 12:15 PM in CR5125; Ticket Number 16695
Course Objectives and Organization: This course is intended for students majoring in Biology or related areas and focuses on molecular and cell biology. For some of you, this will be your first major biology course since high school. This course is intended to prepare you for more advanced coursework such as Biol 315, Biol 360 and Biol 380. Moreover, Biology is a very complex and diverse subject that encompasses from how biomolecules are formed to how cells obtain energy, divide and form new organisms. Therefore, please expect that this class is going to challenging.
Teaching: Fall 2016
Biology 315 – Principles of Microbiology – Fall 2016, T/Th 8:00 to 8:50 AM in CR5122; Ticket Number 16403
Course Objectives and Organization: This course is designed to give students insights into the variety microbes present on earth with emphasis on bacteria. We will start with an introduction about microbes before delving into bacterial structure, function, and growth. The second part of the course will focus on microbial genetics and metabolism. The third part of the course will focus on microbial diversity and ecology, and the last part will focus on medical microbiology and immunology. The course material will be presented in the context of human health and biotechnology. Students will be encouraged to understand how molecular details relate to bacterial cells functioning as integrated systems.
Biology 315 – Principles of Microbiology Laboratory – Fall 2016, T/Th 9:00 to 11:50 AM in MG4211; Ticket Number 16405
Course Objectives and Organization: This course is designed to complement the 315 Lecture course and give students a hands on knowledge on how to observe, isolate, culture, identify and study the metabolism of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria.
Teaching: Spring 2016
Biology 315 – Principles of Microbiology – Spring 2016, M/W 1:00 to 1:50 PM in CR5126; Ticket Number 16065
Biology 315 – Principles of Microbiology Laboratory – Spring 2016, M/W 2:00 to 4:50 PM in MG4209; Ticket Number 16068
Teaching: Fall 2015
Biology 315L – Principles of Microbiology Laboratory – Fall 2015, MG4207, M/W 9:00-11:50 AM; Ticket Number 16080
Biology 315L – Principles of Microbiology Laboratory – Fall 2015, MG4207, M/W 14:00-16:50; Ticket Number 16082