Fall 2019


Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-372

Formerly listed as: BIOL-33


Richard A. Goldsby (Section 01)


The vertebrate immune response is a consequence of the developmentally programmed or antigen-triggered interaction of a complex network of cell types. These interactions, controlled by regulatory cells and molecules, often result in the production of highly specific cellular or molecular effectors of immune responses. This course will present the principles underlying immune responses and introduce the literature and methodology of immunological research. Critical and detailed review of cases from clinical immunology will also be employed to illustrate the recent impact of immunotherapies on the treatment of cancer. In addition to classroom presentations, one-on-one tutorials will be used for a detailed exploration of significant papers taken from 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 at least one more advanced BIOL course or its equivalent incorporating cell and or molecular biology. Limited to 20 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