BIOL 417 Fall 2016 Translational Immunology: From Bench to Bedside

Recent advances in the field of immunology have led to the development of new approaches to prevent and treat diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. Drugs that modulate the body's natural immune response have become powerful tools in treating the world's major diseases--infection, autoimmunity and cancer. This course will use readings from the primary literature to explore central themes involved in translating basic research to new clinical and therapeutic approaches. Topics will include vaccine development, transplantation immunology, autoimmunity and cancer immunotherapy.
Class Format: seminar/conference
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation and several short papers
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
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Prerequisites: BIOL 202; open to juniors and seniors
Enrollment Preference: senior biology majors who have not taken a 400-level course; then juniors
Department Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement in Biology
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: PHLH Biomedical Determinants of Health
Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 1187
BIOL 417 - 01 (F) SEM Translational Immunology Division 3: Science and Mathematics Damian Turner
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Bronfman 103 1187
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