Fundamentals of Immunology
Academic backgrounds in relevant scientific areas such as chemistry/biochemistry, biology/cell biology/molecular biology, environmental sciences, microbiology/immunology or biomedical engineering.
- Categorize and differentiate pattern recognition receptors, their ligands and signal transduction events
- Examine the relationships between structure and function for antibodies, T cell receptors and MHC molecules
- Examine the genetic, molecular and cellular basis for the antigen specificity of antibody and T cell receptors and the role that receptor specific has in pathogen recognition and tolerance to self
- Articulate the roles cytokines play in the differentiation, activation and regulation of immune responses
- Examine the cellular and molecular basis for T cell development and selection
- Examine the cellular and molecular basis for antibody production and T cell-mediated immunity
- 40% Midterm
- 40% Final Exam
- 20% Quizzes
It should be emphasized that only students with a background the the basic cellular and molecular science will optimally profit from this course. It would be inappropriate for students without such backgrounds.