This seminar course builds upon the knowledge from Immunology (BIO 307/337) in which basic immunology vocabulary and concepts are first introduced. Students use case studies of immunological disorders to synthesize and apply knowledge to actual cases, become familiar with the techniques used to investigate immune system dysfunction in clinical research and in animal models of human disease, and learn to evaluate experimental design critically by presenting and evaluating scientific arguments from the primary literature. Students integrate these newly acquired skills by writing a short proposal for a clinical or research study.
Successful completion of BIO 201, 202, 208/238, 303, 306/336, or 307/337 is required. Limited to juniors and seniors.