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Current Literature in Microbial Immunity


East Baltimore
2nd term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Jay Bream

Principles of Immunology I


Reviews and discusses, in depth, current publications in the field of microbial immunity, with emphasis on the areas of innate/adaptive immunity, pathogenesis, and vaccination.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Critically evaluate instructor selected scientific literature in microbial immunity, vaccine immunology, and regulation of the immune response with a primary focus on contemporary literature
  2. Assess a wide variety of experimental methods and approaches used to measure cellular and humoral immunity to microbial challenge
  3. Develop skills and strategies to critically evaluate the primary literature in terms of hypothesis testing, the suitability of experimental approach, and conclusions as they relate to established immunological paradigms
  4. Develop student oral presentation skills
Methods of Assessment:

Students will be evaluated on their preparation and presentation of reading assignments and participation in discussion. Every student will participate in both a presentation and class discussions.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is distinct from a journal club in that students are graded on the depth and quality of their presentation and understanding of topics discussed.