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nester’s microbiology a human perspective


This text provides a solid microbiology foundation for both non-majors and allied health students. With its concise and readable style, it covers the most recent concepts and gives students the knowledge and skills they need to effectively understand future advances. With its clear explanations of fundamental concepts, coverage of diseases in terms of body systems, and vivid instructional art, Microbiology: A Human Perspective will keep students returning to it.

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About the Author

She teaches general microbiology, medical bacteriology, medical mycology / parasitology at the University of Washington as an Associate Teaching Professor of Microbiology. As an undergraduate, she studied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of the Philippines, followed by graduate work in Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin. 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. She lives with her two children, Noah and Maya, in Seattle with her husband, Mike. In her free time, Denise enjoys reading, watching movies, hanging out with friends and family, and planning the next family trip (which she hopes will be to the Yorkshire Dales!).

Nester has not been an active member of the author team since writing the original version of this text with Evans Roberts and Nancy Pearsall more than 30 years ago. The Microbiology: Molecules, Microbes and Man text pioneered the organ system approach to studying infectious disease. In addition to his undergraduate work at Cornell, Gene received a Ph.D. in microbiology from Case Western University. Then, he worked with Joshua Lederberg in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University for a postdoctoral period. A professor emeritus at the University of Washington, he remains active as an emeritus member of the Department of Microbiology. As a result of his laboratory’s research, it has been determined that the bacteria Agrobacterium transfers DNA into plant cells, establishing the basis for the disease crown galla system of gene transfer. In recognition of his work, he won the Australia Prize and Cetus Prize in Biotechnology, and was elected to 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.

Currently, Denise Anderson teaches general microbiology, medical bacteriology laboratories, and medical mycology / parasitology laboratories at the University of Washington. In college, she studied nutrition and in graduate school studied food science and microbiology, and at the end of her graduate program, she discovered her passion for teaching microbiology laboratory courses. The enthusiasm with which she teaches, fuelled by regular doses of Seattle’s famed coffee, has earned her many praises from her students. Whenever Denise is not studying, she can be found relaxing in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle with her husband, Richard Moore, and dog, Dudley (both of whom are untrained). It isn’t uncommon for her to chat with her neighbors, dig out weeds in her garden, or enjoy a fermented beverage at a local pub when she’s not planning lectures, grading papers, or writing textbook chapters.

At the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) at the City University of New York, Sarah Salm teaches a variety of microbiology, anatomy, and physiology courses. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa has been the focus of her undergraduate and PhD studies. As a postdoctoral fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center, she later became an Assistant Research Professor there. A variety of subjects have been the focus of her research, including plant virus identification and characterization of prostate stem cells. The only time Sarah is not focused on her textbooks and classes is when she is reading, hiking, or traveling.