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Immunology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-372

Formerly listed as: BIOL-33

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Faculty

Richard A. Goldsby (Section 01)

Description

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.

Keywords

Attention to Research, Quantitative Reasoning

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2014