Introduction to the immune system with an emphasis on mammalian models. The course focuses on the cellular and molecular levels of the immune system in health and disease. Topics include recognition of antigens, development of lymphocyte repertoires, and adaptive immune responses. One tutorial session per week will focus on discussion of immunology-specific experimental techniques and critical analysis of original research articles. All knowledge and skills will be applied to a final project to be done in groups.
Successful completion of BIO 111/113 and one of the following: BIO 201, 202, or BIO 208/238. Students with credit for BIO 307 may not enroll in BIO 337.