MICR 8202: Integration and Diversification of the Immune System

MICR 8202 covers how the diverse components of the immune system are integrated and how this integration influences further maturation and differentiation of elements of the immune system under physiological and patho-physiological conditions. Responses to different types of pathogens, cancer, autoimmunity, and allergy are described and discussed. Lectures and readings will provide background material, but the course focuses on experimental approaches as well as discussions of the recent literature. The course is appropriate for graduate students and clinical fellows. It meets 3 times per week for 1.5 hours for half a semester. MICR 8200 is a pre-requisite.