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nester’s microbiology a human perspective


The text provides a solid foundation in microbiology for non-majors and allied health students (and also for mixed majors courses). The book provides students with a concise and readable style, covers the most current concepts, and gives them the knowledge and mastery necessary to understand future advancements. A Human Perspective uses a body systems approach to cover disease, and offers vivid and interesting instructional art that draws students back over and over again.

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About the Author

She teaches general microbiology, medical bacteriology, and medical mycology / parasitology at the University of Washington. Before moving to Wisconsin for graduate work in Microbiology, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of the Philippines in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. After completing her postdoctoral research in virology, she has no doubt that viruses are incredible, even though she begrudgingly admits that bacteria, fungi, and parasites are also awesome. Mike and Mira live in Seattle with their two children, Maya and Noah. She enjoys reading books, watching movies, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and planning the next family vacation (which Denise hopes to go to the Yorkshire Dales one day!).

Eugene Nester once wrote the original version of this text with Evans Roberts and Nancy Pearsall, although he is no longer part of the author team. It was developed specifically for allied health sciences and pioneered the organ system approach to infectious disease. At Cornell, Gene earned his undergraduate degree and at Case Western University, he earned a Ph.D. in microbiology. Then, he joined Joshua Lederberg’s team at Stanford University as a postdoctoral researcher. A professor emeritus at the University of Washington, he remains active as an emeritus member of the Department of Microbiology. Using Agrobacterium, his laboratory demonstrated that DNA can be transferred into plant cells, which is the basis of the disease crown galla gene transfer system. In recognition of his work, he received the Australia Prize and Cetus Prize, as well as a National Academy of Sciences fellowship. The the American Academy of Science Advancement, the American Academy of Microbiology, as well as the National Academy of Sciences in India.

She teaches courses such as general microbiology, medical bacteriology laboratory, and medical mycology/parasitology laboratory at the University of Washington. When she taught microbiology laboratory courses as a part of her graduate training, she first discovered a passion for teaching. She holds a diverse educational background, including undergraduate and graduate training in nutrition, food science, and microbiology. Students rave about her enthusiastic teaching style, which is fueled by regular doses of Seattle’s famous coffee. While not studying, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband, Richard Moore, and puppy, Dudley (neither of whom is well trained). She can often be found chatting with neighbors, fighting weeds in the garden, or enjoying a fermented drink at the local pub when she is not planning lectures or grading papers.

Salm teaches microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and general biology at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York. Educated at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, she earned undergraduate and doctoral degrees. As a postdoctoral fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center, she later became an Assistant Research Professor there. Her research ranges from identification of plant viruses to characterization of prostate stem cells. She enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling when she isn’t focused on her textbooks and classes.