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BIO 394L BIO 394L. Immunology. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the immune system for graduate students without prior coursework in immunology. Discuss innate immunity, the molecular basis of T cell and B cell antigen recognition, hematopoiesis and the development of lymphocytes, and cellular and humoral immune responses. Touch on immunodeficiency, autoimmunity, immunotherapy and vaccination. Explore current primary literature on select immunological topics in greater depth. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Biology 394L and 394M (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and consent of the graduate adviser.