Bioterrorism Course Offers Special Opportunity

Bacillus anthracis

Upper right: Mike Boehm. Bacillus anthracis CDC Public Health Image Library No. 10123

Bioterrorism: An Overview is a course offered by the Department of Plant Pathology this spring (PLNTPTH 4550/INTSTDS 4550).

At first glance, you might not connect Plant Pathology to bioterrorism, but we do work with pathogens, and pathogens of humans, animals or plants are very serious concerns to food security and food safety.

The course is taught by Mike Boehm, Vice Provost for Strategic Planning, Special Assistant to the President, Professor of Plant Pathology, and former Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander.  After 9/11, while on the faculty of the Department of Plant Pathology, Dr. Boehm was placed on active military duty, where much of his work centered on bioterrorism agents such as anthrax.

He brings this first-hand experience to the classroom, along with his passion for teaching.  Taking a class from Dr. Boehm is on the list of special opportunities for students at Ohio State.

PLNTPTH 4550 (3 credits) > Read more
SPRING 2014, Class no. 14127
MoWe 5:30PM – 8:00PM  Denney Hall 0253
First 7-weeks of the semester