Designed to provide a solid foundation in microbiology for nonmajors and allied health students (as well as mixed major courses), this text is fitting for nonmajors and allied health students. This book has an easy-to-read style, covers the latest concepts, and provides students with the knowledge and mastery necessary to understand advancements in the future. In Microbiology: A Human Perspective, students learn fundamental concepts clearly, disease is covered using a body systems approach, and there is interesting and appealing instructional art throughout.
About the Author
She teaches general microbiology, medical bacteriology, and medical mycology / parasitology at the University of Washington. During her undergraduate years at the University of the Philippines, she majored in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, before moving to Wisconsin for graduate school in Microbiology. Both her graduate and postdoctoral studies focused on virology, which reinforced her belief that viruses are amazing, although she now admits that bacteria, fungi, and eukaryotic parasites are just as fascinating. Mike and Mira live in Seattle with their children, Maya and Noah. As soon as Denise is not busy teaching or driving the kids to their many activities, she enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with friends, and planning family vacations (including trips to the Yorkshire Dales).
It has been more than 30 years since Eugene (Gene) Nester was an active member of the author team who authored the original version with Evans Roberts and Nancy Pearsall. Microbiology: Molecules, Microbes and Man pioneered the systemic approach to infectious disease and was designed specifically for allied health professionals. His undergraduate studies at Cornell were followed by his Ph.D. in microbiology at Case Western. Joshua Lederberg was his supervisor during his postdoctoral work at Stanford University. A professor emeritus at the University of Washington, he remains active as an emeritus member of the Department of Microbiology. Agrobacterium transfers DNA into plant cells, providing the basis for the disease crown galla gene transfer system that has become an essential component of plant biotechnology. In recognition of his work, he received the Australia Prize and Cetus Prize in Biotechnology, and was elected a member of 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 praise her enthusiastic teaching style and regular doses of Seattle’s famous coffee. While Denise doesn’t live in a well-trained home, she lives with her husband, Richard Moore, and dog, Dudley, in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. 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.
Salm teaches microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and general biology at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York. In Johannesburg, South Africa, she earned degrees in both undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her next position was as an Assistant Research Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center after her postdoctoral fellowship in New York. In addition to investigating plant viruses, she has also studied prostate stem cells. The rest of the time, Sarah enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.