IMMU 521
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Immunity I

The objective of this course is to provide a survey of recent advances in immunology to students who have already had a basic immunology course. The course is offered as a series of lectures by NIH researchers, covering recent concepts of innate and adaptive immune responses, lymphocyte development and function, the genetic and biochemical basis of immune receptors and effector molecules. Recent research using biochemical, genetic, and cell biology approaches to immune function will be discussed in the context of experimental results. Grades will be based on take-home mid-term and final exams as well as on a short review-style paper on a topic related to the course.

Prerequisites

IMMU 403 Basic Principles of Immunology and Hypersensitivity or equivalent graduate-level immunology
course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Survey recent advances in immunology
  • Discuss lymphocyte development and interactions, receptor signal transduction, genetic and biochemical basis of immune receptors and effector function

Overview

Program

Class Type

Graduate Course

Credits

2