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nester’s microbiology a human perspective


A solid introduction to microbiology, perfect for non-majors or allied health students (or mixed major courses as well). A concise, readable style accompanies the most current concepts while providing students with the necessary knowledge and mastery to comprehend future advances. Microbiology: A Human Perspective explains concepts clearly, takes a systems approach to disease coverage, and offers vivid and attractive instructional art that keeps students engaged!

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She teaches general microbiology, medical bacteriology, and medical mycology / parasitology in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington. The University of the Philippines gave her an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and then the University of Wisconsin gave her a graduate degree in Microbiology. Both her graduate and postdoctoral research focused on virology, and she has been convinced that viruses are absolutely amazing, although she now begrudgingly admits bacteria, fungi, and eukaryotic parasites are impressive, too. The family of Mira, her husband Mike, and their two children, Maya and Noah, live in Seattle, Washington. 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. The text, Microbiology: Molecules, Microbes and Man, was developed specifically for allied health professionals and pioneered the organ system approach to infectious disease. In addition to an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Gene has a Ph.D. in microbiology from Case Western University. Afterwards, he worked with Joshua Lederberg at Stanford University’s Department of Genetics. As a result, he joined the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington, where he remains an active emeritus faculty member. Agrobacterium transfers DNA into plant cells, which has become the basis of biotechnology’s disease crown galla system of gene transfer. In recognition of his work, he received the Australia Prize and the Cetus Prize in Biotechnology, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences as a member. The the American Academy of Science Advancement, the American Academy of Microbiology, as well as the National Academy of Sciences in India.

In addition to general microbiology courses, she teaches medical bacteriology laboratory and medical mycology/parasitology laboratory courses at the University of Washington. In addition to her undergraduate training in nutrition, she completed graduate studies in food science and microbiology. While teaching microbiology laboratory courses during graduate school, she discovered a passion for teaching. Known for her passionate teaching style, which is fueled by Seattle’s famous coffee, she receives high marks from her students. While not studying, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband, Richard Moore, and puppy, Dudley (neither of whom is well trained). Besides preparing lectures, grading papers, and writing textbook chapters, she is most likely to be found chatting with neighbors, fighting weeds in her garden, or drinking fermented beverages.

Her classes include microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and general biology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). During her undergraduate and graduate studies at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand, she earned a doctorate in psychology. A postdoctoral fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center followed by an assistant research professorship followed. A variety of subjects have been the focus of her research, including plant virus identification and characterization of prostate stem cells. Sarah enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling when she’s not focusing on her textbooks.