MCDB 436 - Human Immunology
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
MCDB 310, BIOLCHEM 415, or CHEM 351. Or Graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
Only one of MICRBIOL 440 or IMMUNO 440 or MCDB 436 will count toward a Microbiology major.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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While the subject may seem intimidating at first glance, this course is designed for students with rather minimal Cell and Molecular Biology knowledge up to advanced students, and even graduate students. It begins with a study of the organs, cells, and molecules that constitute the vertebrate immune system. The central part of the course is a study of the cellular interactions involved in initiating and mediating an immune response and using several functional approaches. Finally, the role of the immune system in organ transplants, cancer therapy, infections, allergies, and immunodeficiency diseases (among others) will be discussed as applications of immune function. To highlight these principles, a liberal number of actual clinical case studies are discussed relating common and topical immunological problems to current biomedical research. Overall, the course approaches the material from a clinical, research, and basic science perspective.

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Three in-class exams (no midterm nor final exam), three quizzes and three small projects (may be submitted alone or by a small group) determine course grades. There are two lectures per week but no discussion sections.


MCDB 436 - Human Immunology
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
9/3/19 - 12/11/19

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