BIOL 417
Translational Immunology: From Bench to Bedside Spring 2022
Division III

Class Details

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 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, autoimmunity and cancer immunotherapy.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3068
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Class participation and 4 essays
Prerequisites: BIOL 202; open to juniors and seniors
Enrollment Preferences: senior biology majors who have not taken a 400-level course; then juniors
Unit Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement for the Biology major
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: PHLH Biomedical Determinants of Health

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