Aug 08, 2022  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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BIOL 415/4230 - Immunology (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)



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Description
The students are introduced to the basic principles of immunology, including the structure and function of the immune system at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ system levels and the processes involved in the host defense against infection. This includes antigen and antibody structure and function, effector mechanisms, complement, major histocompatibility complexes, B-and T-cell receptors, antibody formation and immunity, cytotoxic responses, and regulation of the immune response. Students are also introduced to the applied aspects of immunology, which include immunoassay design, flow cytometry and LUMENIX technology. Special topics are also highlighted and discussed including cancer immunology, immunotherapy, autoimmunity, immunomics and vaccination. Laboratories include practical experience with the anatomy and histology of the lymphoid tissues, cell isolation, identification and serological and cellular immune techniques as well as basic tissue culture techniques.



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