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Graduate Immunology: the Immune Response

East Baltimore
4th term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Jay Bream

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


This comprehensive course expands upon the fundamental principles of immunology in the context of various immune and inflammatory diseases. Each lecture is led by an immunology expert who will present up-to-date topics and latest breakthroughs in his/her specialized area of interest. The course is designed to be for a small number of students to maximize student participation and discussion. Students will also practice critical reading of primary research papers and learn to parse out key points for presentation and discussion.

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 two in-class presentations.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required