is a Distinguished Professor of Microbiology at the State University of New York at Farmingdale. He has taught at the college level for 30 years, specializing in microbiology for nursing and other allied health science students. Dr. Alcamo has been honored for excellencein Teaching by the State University of New York (1990) and the NationalAssociation of Biology Teachers (1990). He is an AIDS educator, an active member of the American Society for Microbiology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Lawrence M. Elson received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Zoology (Pre-Med), and completed his graduate and Ph.D. work in Human Anatomy also at the University of California, Berkeley. Elson has served as an instructor in human anatomy at the City College of San Francisco, an assistant professor of anatomy at Baylor College of Medicine, and as a lecturer at numerous additional universities and professional organizations.
Elson is the founder and president of Coloring Concepts, Inc. (CCI), producer and packager of college level, educational, scientific directed-coloring texts. He is the author/co-author of the Anatomy Coloring Book, Human Brain Coloring Book, Zoology Coloring Book, and Microbiology Coloring Book.
Presently, he is principally functioning as a clinical and forensic anatomist retained as a consultant to governments, provinces, insurance and other corporations, and law firms on causation of injury issues in cases in or anticipated to be involved in litigation.
Future plans include expanding CCI by developing new titles in the physical sciences and other education-related disciplines.
1. Importance of Microbiology to Humans.
2. Early Microscopes.
3. Spontaneous Generation.
4. Germ Theory: Pasteur.
5. Germ Theory: Koch's Postulates.
6. Light Microscopes.
7. Electron Microscope.
10. Spectrum of Microorganisms.
11. Forms of Bacteria.
12. Bacterial Ultrastructure.
13. Staining Bacteria.
14. Bacterial Cell Envelope.
15. Bacterial Spores.
16. Bacterial Nutrition/Cultivation.
17. Bacterial Reproduction.
18. Conditions for Bacterial Growth.
19. Special Culture Techniques.
20. Isolating Bacteria.
21. Bacterial Metabolism I.
23. Bacterial Chromosomes.
24. Bacterial Replication.
25. Protein Synthesis: Transcription.
26. Protein Synthesis: Translation.
27. Protein Synthesis: Synthesis.
29. Bacterial Transformation.
30. Bacterial Conjugation.
31. Bacterial Transduction.
32. Genetic Engineering.
33. Introduction to Viruses.
34. Viral Replication.
35. Inactivation of Viruses.
36. Antiviral Vaccines and Drugs.
39. Introduction to Fungi.
40. Life Cycle of Rhizopus Stolonifer.
42. Importance of Fungi.
43. Introduction to Protozoa.
45. Importance of Protozoa.
46. Control of Microorganisms with Physical Agents I.
47. Control of Microorganisms with Physical Agents II.
48. 48 Control of Microorganisms with Chemical Agents.
49. Chemotherapeutic Agents.
50. Antibiotics I: Penicillin.
51. Antibiotics II.
52. Antibiotic Susceptibility Test.
53. Transmission of Infectious Disease.
54. Establishment of Disease.
56. Nonspecific Resistance to Disease: Mechanical and Chemical Barriers.
57. Nonspecific Resistance to Disease: Phagocytosis and Opsonization.
58. Nonspecific Resistance to Disease: Inflammation.
59. Specific Resistance: Adaptive Immunity.
60. Development and Structure of the Immune System.
61. Specific Resistance: Antigens.
62. Specific Resistance: Cellular Immunity.
63. 63 Specific Resistance: Humoral Immunity.
64. 64 Specific Resistance: Antibodies.
65. Specific Resistance: Antibody-Antigen Reactions.
66. Complement System.
67. Types of Immunity.
68. Monoclonal Antibodies.
69. Complement Fixation Test.
70. Fluorescent Antibody Test.
71. Immunosorbent Test.
72. Neutralization Test.
73. Agglutination Test.
74. Allergy and Anaphylaxis.
76. Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.
77. Immune Complex Hypersensitivity.
78. Cell Hypersensitivity.
79. 79 Upper Respiratory Bacterial Infection.
80. Lower Respiratory Bacterial Infection.
81. Food/Waterborne Bacterial Infections.
82. Soil/Arthropod borne Bacterial Infections.
83. Sexual/Contact Bacterial Infections.
84. Viral Diseases of the Skin.
85. Viral Diseases of Abdominal Organs.
86. Viral Disease of Respiratory/Nervous System.
87. Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease.
88. Protozoan Disease: Sleeping Sickness.
89. Protozoan Disease: Toxoplasmosis.
90. Protozoan Disease: Malaria.
91. Other Protozoan Diseases.
92. Fungal Diseases.
93. Life Cycle: Blood Fluke.
94. Life Cycle: Asian Liver Fluke.
95. Life Cycle: Fish Tapeworm.
96. Other Flatworm Diseases.
97. Life Cycle: Pork Roundworm.
98. Other Roundworm Diseases.
99. Microbiology of Foods.
100 Microbiology of Milk.
101. Water Purification.
103. Sewage Treatment.
103. Nitrogen Cycle.
104. Beer Fermentation.
105. Wine Fermentation.