The Pandemic: Science and Society (Aug 2020)
- Link to recording of Dr. Penczykowski’s lecture on “Understanding the numbers
of the COVID pandemic”
- Link to pdf of slides (slightly updated/improved after the lecture…and then updated again on 8/27/2020 after seeing in the lecture chat that a student caught a numerical typo on slide 6: the answer was correct, but where I showed my work, I wrote 0.8% as 0.08 rather than 0.008).
- Feel free to borrow heavily from these slides for similar educational purposes (though I would appreciate an email if you do!).
- PowerPoint version of slides available upon request.
Spring semesters (2019 onward): BIOL 4195 Disease Ecology
- Description: Disease ecology is an interdisciplinary field that bridges concepts from fields including population ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology, and evolutionary biology. This course provides an introduction to the study of infectious diseases with an emphasis on theoretical, experimental, and quantitative approaches. The course integrates studies of infectious diseases from across disciplines including human epidemiology, veterinary medicine, wildlife epidemiology, plant pathology, parasitology, and ecology.
- Prerequisites: Principles of Biology II (BIOL 2970) required, Introduction to Ecology (BIOL 381) recommended, or permission of instructor.
- This is an Area C advanced biology course (link to Biology Major Requirements).
Read about our March 4, 2020 “COVID-19 and the WashU Community” event, organized by BIOL 4195 students and the Biology Inclusion Committee.
Fall 2018 & 2019 & 2020: BIOL 580 Seminar in Population Biology
- Description: Literature discussion course taken by all EEPB graduate students each of their first 4 semesters.