Advanced Topics in Immunology

Course ID: 
MIR 508
Description: 

Advanced Topics in Immunology (MIR 508) is the flagship course of the Immunology training program. This course is offered every year in the spring semester and is a core course requirement for all the students enrolled in the Immunology Graduate Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  The course is coordinated by Dr. Yasmin Thanavala and Dr. Aimin Jiang and is team taught by Immunology faculty from both clinical and scientific departments at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Lectures concentrate on an in-depth analysis of a variety of issues in current immunology. The course emphasizes current literature, problem solving and data evaluation.  The topics covered encompass all the cutting edge subjects in immunology such as lymphocyte homing, angiogenesis, heat-shock proteins, T cell signaling, selection and tolerance, antigen processing and presentation via the MHC class I and II pathways, MHC gene activation, and methods of crosspriming.  The lectures also deal with topics related to vaccine development, bone marrow transplantation, immunodeficiencies, leukemias and lymphomas and the epigenetic regulation of immune genes.

Semester: 
Spring
Credit Hours: 
4
Day: 
Tuesday
Thursday
Time: 
9:00 am to 10:20 am
Notes: 

MIR-508 ADVANCED TOPICS IN IMMUNOLOGY - Spring 2017

   

 

Lectures will be given from 9 - 10:20 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays - Rm. L5-130 (Team Meeting Rm)

DATE

 

FACULTY

TOPIC

     

January

31

Repasky

Anatomy of the immune system

Paper 1

Paper 2

Paper 3

Repasky Slides

     

 

 

 

 

     

February

*2

Gollnick

Danger and pattern recognition receptors

Paper 1

Paper 2

*Class will start at 11:00am in the Small Conference Room (CGP, L5-301)

 

 

 
 

7

Jiang

Dendritic cells

Paper

     
 

9

Evans

Lymphocyte homing, adhesion, recirculation I

Paper

Presentation

     
 

14

Evans

Lymphocyte homing, adhesion, recirculation II

Paper

     
 

16

 

TRC3 Meeting (February 15-17) Class Cancelled

     
 

21

Lee

Plasma cell differentiation

Paper

     
 

23

Thanavala

Acute and chronic inflammation 

Paper

Paper

Paper

Presentation

     
 

28

 

EXAM I

     

 

 

 

 

     

March

2

Gollnick

Antigen presentation in the Class I and II pathway

Paper 1

Paper 2

Presentation

     
 

7

Sood

MHC antigens: genetics, function and tumor immune surveillance

     
 

9

Cao

Memory T cells

     
 

14

Barbi

T regulatory cells

     
 

16

Repasky

The stress response and immunity

     
 

21

 

Spring Break Recess

     
 

23

 

Spring Break Recess

     
 

28

Chen

Clinical Bone Marrow Transplantation

     
 

30

Skitzki

Cell based immunotherapy

     

 

 

 

 

     

April

4

Hernandez

Leukemia / Lymphoma

     
 

6

 

EXAM II

     
 

11

Seon

Antibody development for clinical use

     
 

13

Thanavala 

Vaccines

     
 

18

Nemeth

Stem cells

     
 

20

Abrams

Mechanisms of tumor escape from host immunity

     
 

25

Hernandez

Antibody based immunotherapy

     
 

27

Kozbor

Oncolytic Virotherapy

     

 

 

 

 

     

May

2

Segal

Host defense against infections: lessons learned from the clinic

     
 

4

Tomasi

Epigenetic regulation of immune genes

     
 

9

Olejniczak

Micro RNAs and Immunity

     
 

11

         
 

12

 

Last Day of Classes

     
 

12-16

 

AAI Conference (May 8-12)

     
 

13-14

 

Reading Days

     
 

15-20

 

Final Exams Week