BCMB 609 : Immune Response Mechanisms


This course is an advanced study of Immunology and takes a detailed look at the molecular mechanisms through which the immune system responds to pathogens. A major goal of the course is to prepare students for research in the fields of Immunology, disease pathogenesis and vaccine development. The content includes discussions of the mechanisms of antigen processing and presentation, T-cell and B-cell receptor gene rearrangements, recombination of VDJ gene segments, affinity maturation and somatic hypermutation. Current advances in immunological methods such as flow cytometry, and new developments in the search for vaccines for malaria and HIV will also be discussed