Chapter 1 The Main Themes of MicrobiologyChapter 2 The Chemistry of BiologyChapter 3 Tools of the Laboratory: Methods for the Culturing of Microscopic Analysis of Microorganisms Chapter 4 Prokaryotic Profiles: The Bacteria and ArchaeaChapter 5 Eukaryotic Cells and MicroorganismsChapter 6 An Introduction to the VirusesChapter 7 Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and GrowthChapter 8 Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of LifeChapter 9 Microbial GeneticsChapter 10 Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNAChapter 11 Physical and Chemical Control of MicrobesChapter 12 Drugs, Microbes, Host-The Elements of ChemotherapyChapter 13 Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection and DiseaseChapter 14 Host Defenses I: Overview and Nonspecific DefensesChapter 15 Host Defenses II: Specific Immunity and ImmunizationChapter 16 Disorders in ImmunityChapter 17 Diagnosing InfectionsChapter 18 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Skin and EyesChapter 19 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Nervous SystemChapter 20 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic SystemsChapter 21 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Respiratory SystemChapter 22 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Gastrointestinal TractChapter 23 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Genitourinary SystemChapter 24 Microbes and the EnvironmentChapter 25 Applied Microbiology and Food and Water Safety
Kelly Cowan just celebrated her 20th anniversary at Miami University Middletown, an open admissions campus in Ohio. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Louisville, and later worked at the University of Maryland and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She specializes in teaching microbiology to nonmajors, and especially to pre-nursing and allied health students. She herself fell in love with microbiology while pursuing an undergraduate degree in dental hygiene. She has made it her personal mission to hear nurses and dental hygienists she encounters in everyday situations exclaim, "I loved my microbiology class!"