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260.717.01 Graduate Immunology: the Immune Response

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jay Bream
Course Instructors:

260.611-612, ME260.709, ME340.703, or consent of instructor


Presents advanced topics concerning the immunologic system; the cellular basis of the immune response; effector functions of antibody, lymphocytes, and macrophages; regulation of the immune response; and immunologic diseases. Lectures and readings develop a well-rounded view of the interrelated elements comprising the immune system.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Survey the structure of the immune system, the molecular and cellular bases of immune recognition, the effector functions and regulation of the immune response
  2. Relate the function of the immune system to its applications in protection, transplantation and immunological diseases
  3. Critically review articles in recent literature
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and an essay.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required