by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Sean Elliott, MD

As the prominent Columbia University professor of Virology Vincent Racaniello leads you through this course, you will gain detailed insight into the basic types of bacteria. Learning more about the sources of certain bacteria types, such as E. coli and Salmonella, will help you better determine which organs are targeted by these pathogens.

Towards the end of this course, you will receive an overview of the factors that contribute to the risk for common bacterial infections, as well as their epidemiology and treatment options.

In addition to viewing our high-quality video lectures, you can access quiz questions and download study materials. Start learning today!

Course Details

  • Videos 65
  • Duration 7:07 h
  • Quiz questions 239
  • Articles 8


Your Educators of course Bacteria

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York. As an internationally renowned virologist, he has published many influential papers in the field, and co-authored the well-known textbook Principles of Animal Virology. He has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit. Professor Racaniello firmly believes in the power of the internet as a scientific tool, and works on several platforms to share his vast knowledge in virology.
 Sean Elliott, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Dr. Sean Elliott earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993, followed by a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. Recruited in 1999 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he is now the Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics, serving as the Pediatrics Residency Program Director from 2011 to the end of 2017 and as the interim Associate Dean of Curriculum from 2017 through 2019.

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By Swaleha A. on 10. April 2021 for Bacteria

I like it very much but the only issue is that the lectures are not complete about all the bacterial species of myobacteria for example, and I'd love to study all of them with lecturio cause it's simple and easy to understand so that I don't have to study the unavailable topics on other websites

Thank you
By Ekaterina I. on 05. April 2021 for Ureaplasma

Very well explained and fascinating lecture! Thank you very much!

confusing and disorganised
By KAI KAM L. on 25. March 2021 for Salmonella – Enteric Bacteria

I got to say, i love Racaniello's videos on microbiology so far. But this series of the enteric bacteria is confusing and disorganised. Some of the slides provided are different from the ones used by him. Sometimes the script adds some erroneous information, making the already confusing explanation even worse.

Highly recommended
By Dianna A. on 20. March 2021 for Vibrio Cholerae – Enteric Bacteria

Thank you!!! All your lectures are very interesting and with nice explanations!