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Microbiology: The Human Experience (First Edition), Hardcover, First Edition by Foster, John W.


Hardcover: First Edition

Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Hardcover : 1072 pages
Edition: First Edition
Author: Foster, John W.
ISBN-10: 0393906094
ISBN-13: 9780393906097

Product Description A Case-History Approach At the core of Microbiology: The Human Experience are case histories that put foundational concepts in a real-world context. The bones are the consistent structure of learning objectives, summaries, and questions that support the clear, accurate, and organized presentation of the content. The connective tissue is the art and highly readable text, by two masterful teachers and an experienced physician assistant, which puts infectious disease front and center and highlights contemporary topics such as the human microbiome. Review “I would definitely love to use this chapter to teach the diseases of the urinary system in that it is very well laid out and the material is presented how I like it to present it.” - Charles Vo, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith “Excellent, practical, stimulating, and definitively the book for allied health care students.” - Lanh Bloodworth, Florida State College at Jacksonville “Very readable, and excellent for allied health majors.” - Meghan May, Towson University “I think the level of discussion is spot-on for pre-health students, especially for a chapter that occurs early on in the text.... Easily read in narrative form.” - Meghan May, Towson University “The greatest strength of this text is that it is simply very well written. The information delivered is clear, detailed, and without excess verbiage.” - Melissa Lail-Trecker, Western New England University “I think this text speaks with the student as opposed to at the student."” - Michael E. Shea, Hudson Valley Community College “The chapters provide a clear and simple introduction to the microbial world and contain a nice balance among examples, case studies, and the concepts discussed.” - Sayna A. Jahangiri, Folsom Lake College About the Author John W. Foster received his BS from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia) and his PhD from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University School of Medicine), also in Philadelphia, where he worked with Albert G. Moat. After postdoctoral work at Georgetown University, he joined the Marshall University School of Medicine in West Virginia. He is currently teaching in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Foster has coauthored three editions of the textbook Microbial Physiology and has published more than 100 journal articles describing the physiology and genetics of microbial stress responses. He has served as Chair of the Microbial Physiology and Metabolism division of the American Society for Microbiology and as a member of the editorial advisory board of the journal Molecular Microbiology. Zarrintaj (Zari) Aliabadi is a physician assistant and a microbiologist. She received her Pharm D from the University of Tehran College of Pharmacy, in Iran, and her PhD in biomedical sciences from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where she worked with John W. Foster. After her postdoctoral work at the University of South Alabama (USA), in Mobile, Alabama, she joined the Department of Biochemistry at the USA College of Medicine, where she taught biochemistry and conducted research on sickle-cell anemia. Dr. Aliabadi then earned a master's in health sciences from the USA Physician Assistant Studies Program, practiced medicine as a PA in endocrinology, served as director of the USA Diabetic Foot Clinic, and became Chair of the USA Physician Assistant Studies Program. Recently she was named professor emeritus for her contributions. Dr. Aliabadi has taught extensively on infectious disease, pathophysiology, and clinical medicine to undergraduate pre–health profession students, graduate physician assistant students, and medical students. Her publications span the realms of microbiology and medicine. Joan L. Slonczewski received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her PhD in molecular biophysi

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