IMMU 522
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Immunity II

This is an advanced immunology course designed for those individuals who have had a basic immunology course at FAES or elsewhere. The course is a learning opportunity for postdoctoral Fellows, graduate students, postbacs, and others who wish to gain more knowledge in contemporary immunology. The course offers a chance to meet leaders in the field. Experts of theNIH immunology community contribute their time to this series of 30 one-hour lectures (two lectures delivered in each evening session). Topics include immunity to viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, immune systems of the gut, lung and skin, vaccines, autoimmune diseases, asthma, immune deficiencies, tumor immunology, dendritic cells, innate lymphocytes, and cytokines.


previous immunology course or working knowledge of basic immunology, IMMU 521 or equivalent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn advanced immunological concepts from world authorities at NIH
  • Apply these concepts to research projects, medicine, and management
  • Identify fundamental mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity
  • Learn advanced principles of host defense against pathogens and the relationship with commensals
  • Understand the bases of autoimmunity and immunodeficiency



Class Type

Graduate Course