Fall 2017


Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-372

Formerly listed as: BIOL-33


Richard A. Goldsby (Section 01)


The immune response is a consequence of the developmentally programmed or antigen-triggered interaction of a complex network of interacting cell types. These interactions are controlled by regulatory molecules and often result in the production of highly specific cellular or molecular effectors. This course will present the principles underlying the immune response and introduce the methodology of immunological research.  Examples from clinical immunology will illustrate the recent impact of immunotherapies on the treatment of disease.  In addition to lectures, tutorials will be used to provide a detailed introduction to the research literature of immunology. The class will meet twice per week and will also include periodic individual tutorials by appointment.

Requisite: BIOL 191 and two of the following or their equivalents: 241, 251, 271, 291, 310, 330, 331, 351, 380, 381,400, 420, or permission from the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Emeritus Goldsby.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to biology majors, and seniors, followed by juniors.


Attention to Research, Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2014, Fall 2017, Fall 2019