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GS06 1014   Immunology I

Zhu, Chengming. Four semester hours. Fall annually. Prerequisites: Undergraduate level Biology and Biochemistry courses plus a basic knowledge of cellular and molecular biology.

Topics covered in this lecture series include: anatomy and development of the immune system; structure, function and genetics of antibodies; T-cell antigen receptors; functions and cooperative interactions of lymphoid cells; structure and function of molecules encoded by the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC); lymphokines and their receptors; cellular interaction molecules; and specific immunological tolerance. Medically-related subjects that will be covered from a basic science perspective include: immunopathology, immunodeficiency, allergy and other hypersensitivities, autoimmunity, organ transplantation, tumor immunology, and AIDS. Fulfills GSBS cellular area breadth requirement.

Course Outline Fall 2012