ASV Curriculum Guidelines

Are you teaching a virology class for undergraduate or graduate students? Are you trying to add some virology content to a general microbiology course? ASV’s Curriculum Guidelines (posted August 2022) provide recommendations for designing your content and approach to teaching about viruses. These guidelines are intended to provide a general framework while providing for flexibility in course design and delivery.

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Please note that no textbook recommendation is provided in the guidelines.  We recommend you review the available textbook options and find one that best matches your approach to the course and that provides the level of detail you prefer for your students.

These guidelines were developed by Dave Kushner with the assistance of the Education and Careers Committee co-chairs, Lauren O’Donnell (past) and Melissa Maginnis & Susan D’Costa (current co-chairs). They have been published in the Journal of Virology. You can view the article here.


Katherine R. Spindler
University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
1150 West Medical Center Drive, 5635 Med Sci II
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5620
Telephone: 734-764-9686
FAX: 734-764-3562

Andréa Garcia
Administrator to the Secretary-Treasurer; Email:

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Kevin J. Sokoloski
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
Tel: 734-764-9686


ASV 2023

June 24 - 28, 2023

42nd Annual Meeting
University of Georgia, The Classic Center
Athens, GA

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