Michael Macari 11-04-10
Biology is the science which concerns the study of life and living organisms including their structure, function, growth and many other things. Biology has many subdivisions of specific things that you can study in its field. There’s many jobs you can take up in biology some jobs could be Forest ecologist, Genetic counselor, Genetic engineer, Geneticist Toxicologist, Urologist, Veterinarian, Veterinary assistant, Virologist Dentist, Dermatologist, Developmental biologist, Dietician Embryologist, Emergency medical technician, Endocrinologist and many more. For this project I have chosen the job of a virologist. Virology is the study of viruses, the way they exploit cells, there evolutionary factors, how they thrive and survive in your body, what can prevent them, the diseases they cause, and how they can be destroyed. Virology is often seen as a part of microbiology or pathology. A virologist’s job is to study the viruses and how it may replicate itself in an animal, to replicate the viruses they find are dangerous and make an anti-virus to it, and much more.
Well what do virologists cover in coursework? Well some virologists may specialize in a specific type of virus say being plant viruses, veterinary viruses or human viruses. There tasks and primary duties during their line of work would be to study the growth and development of the viruses in their field, they may also isolate and make cultures of significant viruses to better understand and study them, they may use electronic microscopes and other tools to better study the virus and how it may act under certain conditions, to study what the virus does to living and or nonliving things and they may also perform chemical analysis of the substances the virus or viruses may produce and study what it does to organic matter.
There are also special areas in which the virologist can study in. One of those special areas could be in the public health area because viruses usually...