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BIOL 53700 Immunobiology

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 3.0

Prerequisites:

BIOL (23000 or 23100)  and 24100.  Note: BIOL 42000 is recommended.

May not be enrolled as the following classifications: Freshman 0-14 hours, Freshman 15-29 hours, Sophomore 30-44 hours and Sophomore 45-59 hours.

Description:

BIOL 53700 is an introductory course intended for graduate and senior undergraduate students interested to learn why we do not die from a common cold and why you cannot always give a kidney to your best friend.  This course will define the role of the immune system in fighting infection, its potential to prevent cancer, and describe how through the use vaccines people can avoid these illnesses.  We will also discuss the other side of the immune system, the one causing problems, such as autoimmunity, allergy, and transplant rejection.

Instructor(s):
QING DENG

E-mail:
qingdeng@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

Textbooks

Title: Janeways Immunobiology

ISBN:9780815345053

Author(s):  Kenneth M. Murphy

Edition: 9th


Required

 

Title: Case Studies in Immunology: A Clinical Companion

ISBN: 9780815345121

Author: Geha

Edition: 7th 

Optional


Grading:

Grades will be based on exams and writing assignments.



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