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Krauter, Kenneth S



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research overview

  • Dr. Krauter's research focuses primarily on understanding the relationship between human microbial populations and human development and disease. Using a combination of genetic analyses, environmental assessments and high-throughput DNA sequence classification of endogenous microbial populations in the mouth and gut, we examine how microbes may respond to and are responsible for environmental exposures, normal and disease states, as well as changes associated with aging.


  • Human Genetics, Behavioral Genetics, Informatics, DNA sequence analysis, molecular genetics, metagenomics, Human Microbiome


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courses taught

  • MCDB 4410 - Human Molecular Genetics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Studies the human organism as a genetic system, including effect of mutation on protein structure and function, biochemical basis of human genetic disease, polymorphic gene loci, gene mapping and identification, gene cloning and characterization, and impact of human genetics on medicine and society. Fulfills MCDB scientific reasoning requirement. Recommended prerequisite: MCDB 3135 (minimum grade C-).
  • MCDB 4980 - Honors Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides faculty-supervised research for students who have been approved by the departmental honors committee. Normally taken during the semester before completion of the honors thesis. Recommended prerequisite: MCDB 4840 or comparable research experience, and minimum GPA of 3.20.
  • MCDB 4990 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Involves the preparation and defense of an honors thesis, based on faculty-supervised original research, including final phases of the research project. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 4840 or MCDB 4980 or comparable research experience, and minimum GPA of 3.3 and approval by the MCDB Honors Committee.
  • MCDB 5210 - Cell Structure and Function (Lecture and Discussion)
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
  • MCDB 5230 - Graduate Core 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
  • MCDB 6000 - Introduction to Laboratory Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
    Introduces methodology and techniques used in biological research. Designed as a tutorial between a few students and one faculty member. Students are expected to read original research papers, discuss findings, and to plan and execute experiments in selected areas. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • MCDB 6440 - Special Topics in MCD Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Acquaints students with various topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Offered intermittently or upon student demand, and often presented by visiting professors. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
  • MCDB 7910 - Seminar Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Designed for graduate students to give oral presentations on their thesis research, field questions, respond to critiques, and present background information. May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours.


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