BIOL 360 is an introduction to experimental and theoretical foundations of immunology. The course focuses on concepts, landmark experiments and recent advances. Topics include innate and adaptive immunity; structure/function of antibody molecules and T cell receptors; regulation of immune responses through cellular interactions. Applications of concepts to medically significant issues (vaccines, transplantation, inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer, HIV/AIDS) are discussed. Interpretative analysis of experimental data is emphasized.
Prerequisites: Placement into MATH 103 or higher, C or better in BIOL 115, BIOL 115L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L, CHEM 200, and CHEM 200L.
BIOL 360 Principles of Immunology