260.608.01 Advanced Topics in AIDS Research
- Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
- 4th term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
PH 260.623 or instructor consent
Introduces students to the HIV lifecycle and the molecular events occurring during productive infection. Covers topics including the HIV life cycle (Entry, Reverse transcription, Integration, Assembly, Budding, and Maturation), viral regulatory proteins, host innate anti-HIV responses (Apobec and Trim5á), immune responses induced by vaccine and infection, recent progress in HIV vaccine development, origins of HIV, SIV, endogenous retroviruses, new insights in HIV pathogenesis, host factors influencing disease outcome, latency and persistence, transmission, and prophylactic strategies of prevention.
- Methods of Assessment:
Evaluation is based on class participation, core discussion, and a final exam.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
- For consent, contact: