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Michel Lab

Mailing Address
Kansas State University
Division of Biology
267 Chalmers Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

office +1-785-532-0161
lab +1-785-532-0183
insectary +1-785-532-5837




Human Parasitology, Lecture

BIOL545, offered every Spring
3 credits
MWF 11:30-12:20

This lecture course aims to teach the fundamentals of diagnosis, treatment, pathology, transmission, and control of human parasites. A large portion of the above is learned simply by knowing the life cycles of the parasites in question and, thus, how to break the chain of infection. Therefore, much of this course will concentrate on the basic life-cycles of parasites. There is nothing tricky about this course; most of it is straight memorization.

Prerequisite: BIOL198 (POB) or equivalent. This class is an elective and suggested for juniors and seniors in Biology and related disciplines. The course is also an elective for the Master of Public Health Program.

Syllabus from Spring 2012 (PDF).

Human Parasitology, Laboratory

BIOL546, offered every Spring
1 credit
T 8:30-10:20

This laboratory is designed to teach students the basics of identification of common eukaryotic parasites of humans.

Pre- and Co-requisites: This course is targeted for junior and senior students. At least one course in General Biology is required as a prerequisite. In addition, Biology 545 (Human Parasitology lecture) is required either as a prerequisite or co-requisite.

Syllabus (PDF) and Laboratory Manual (PDF) from Spring 2012.

Guest lectures

Kristin gives guest lectures in a variety of classes across campus, including ENTOM849 (Biology of Disease Vectors), BIOCHEM907 (Insect Biochemistry), and HIST598 (Environmental History of Latin America)

GROW Workshop

As part of the GROW Program at K-STATE the Michel laboratory provides a module on "How to net malaria"