Covers the cellular and molecular mechanisms of host defense

Course Directors: Michael Constantinides, David Nemazee, and Matthew Pipkin
Term: Winter
Credits: 3.0

This is a team-taught didactic course that assumes little prior knowledge of immunology. Topics to be explored will span the breadth of host defense, immunology and microbiology, and will cover myeloid and lymphoid cell development, innate immunity, immune recognition, immune tolerance and memory, leukocyte signaling, bacteriology, microbial evasion and immune mediated pathology. Virology will be avoided to some extent because it is offered in an independent course. Tuesday and Thursday lectures will be 1-hour long didactic learning sessions. Each Friday one or two students will be assigned to present an assigned paper and to lead the discussion. These sessions will be organized by Professors Pipkin, Sundrud, and Constantinides.

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