COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will acquaint the student with advances in understanding immunological phenomena at the molecular and cellular level. The course will consider both innate and adaptive immunity and include the structure of immunoglobulins and immunoglobulin genes and T cell receptors and genes. The cellular basis of antibody formation and molecular aspects of cellular immunity will be stressed. Topics in autoimmunity, chemokines, HIV, transplantation, infectious disease, and tumor immunology will also be covered. Advance preparation for each class session will be required. Successful completion of the course will assist students in their mastery of basic immunology and foster their ability to attend and understand seminars in immunology, to read and evaluate the current immunological literature, and to conduct immunology research.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Janeway's Immunobiology 8th edition Kenneth P. Murphy, ISBN 978-0-8153-4243-4 Published by Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ; computer access; internet access
STUDENT PREPARATION: Gene expression; protein structure; cell structure and organization
SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: Yes
UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: Immunology training is provided by this course and no other
STUDENT ASSESSMENTS: Exams; small-group participation
CREDIT HOURS: 3.0