by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Sean Elliott, MD

Fungi are a group of multicellular, eukaryotic organisms classified morphologically into hyphae and mycelia. Although commonly depicted, by laypeople, with mushroom caps, fungi are very diverse in their morphology and notorious for being very abundant and very resilient. Although some fungal species are normal colonizers in humans, others have pathogenic potential and are thus clinically relevant.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the most important fungal pathogens and their clinical presentation. As the student progresses through the course, the relationship between fungal infection and opportunism will be explained in detail.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have preliminary knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, histology, and physiology.

Course Details

  • Videos 23
  • Duration 1:24 h
  • Quiz questions 65
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Fungi

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Dr. Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University, in New York, USA.
He obtained his PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, in 1979 and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1982.
Because of his achievements, he has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars Program, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit Awards. Dr. Racaniello is interested in using new media for medical education; he writes on his virology blog and hosts and produces several podcasts.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Racaniello teaches courses on Microbiology.

 Sean Elliott, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Dr. Sean Elliott is the Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Arizona, USA.
He obtained his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993. Currently, he is Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of Arizona Medical Center.
He devotes time to Quality Improvement, graduate medical education efficacy and his scholarship with the Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (THMEP).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Elliott teaches courses on Microbiology.

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By Mohtesham g. on 28. October 2023 for Eukaryotic Microbes

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By Jordy u. on 22. July 2022 for Eukaryotic Microbes

Muy claro y conciso con su conferencia, me agrada la manera de abordar el tema.

Very Thorough!
By Catrina B. on 20. July 2021 for Fungi

I loved how thoroughly the pathogenicity of each microorganism was covered. It was also great that the Professors explained, in detail, exactly how the microorganisms infected their target cells.

Great professor and quick, efficient review of fungi
By James H. on 31. December 2020 for Fungi

Excellent professor. I think this lecture in particular (fungi) is quick and just the essential facts.