The Second Edition of Encounters in Microbiology, now introduced by renowned author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville, engages readers with 15 exciting medical mysteries pulled from Discover Magazine's "Vital Signs." In each account emergency room physicians are in a race against time to diagnose the life-threatening microbial diseases facing their patients. These medical detectives need all of their experience, intuition, and a few critical observations to identify the puzzling illnesses.
With new Questions to Consider sections, Encounters in Microbiology is a must have for students or anyone interested in the exciting world of microbiology
1. Fever without a Cause, by Paul Aronowitz
2. Firestorm , by Tony Dajer
3. Blindsided by Tetanus, by Claire Panosian Dunavan
4. A String of Pearls, by Tony Dajer
5. A Deadly Specter, by Jeremy Brown
6. Blackwater Fever, by Tony Dajer
7. The Baby Who Stopped Eating , by Robert Marion
8. Distant Echoes, by Tony Dajer
9. Brave, Braver, Bravest, by Stewart Massad
10. A Lethal Scratch, by Tony Dajer
11. Mysterious Fevers, by Daniel C. Weaver
12. Triumph by Treachery, by Tony Dajer
13. Intruder in the Heart, by Claire Panosian
14. A Star of Hope, by Paul Aronowitz
15. An Independent Diagnosis, by Tony Miksanek
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Jeffrey Pommerville has a Ph.D. in Cell and Organismal Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Georgia, he was an assistant professor of biology at Texas A&M University. For the past 14 years, he has been Professor of Biology at Glendale Community College where he teaches introductory biology and microbiology. He has 20 years of research experience in cell biology and microbiology and has authored over 35 peer-reviewed papers in national and international research journals. For the past three years, he was the principal investigator for Systemic Reform In Science (SyRIS), a project funded by the National Science Foundation that was designed to improve student outcomes in science through changes in curriculum and pedagogy that align with national systemic reform initiatives. In 2003, he was awarded the Gustav Ohaus Award (College Division) for Innovations in Science Teaching from the National Science Teachers Association. Over the past three years, he has presented numerous seminars and workshops to colleges, universities, business, medical, and service organizations on understanding and responding to bioterrorism.