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BIOL 53700 Immunobiology

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 3.0


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.


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.




Text:  Janeways Immunobiology
Year/Edition:  8th
Author(s):  Kenneth M. Murphy, Paul Travers, Mark Walport
Publisher:  Garland Science

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Grades will be based on exams and writing assignments.

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