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 2016

Lectures will be given from 9 - 10:20 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
CGP, Rm. L5-301 (Immunology Small Conference Room)

DATE

 

FACULTY

TOPIC

January

 

 

 

 

26 and 28

Gollnick

Angiogenesis

Paper 1

Paper 2

Paper 3

Paper 4

February

 

 

 

 

2 and 4

Thanavala

Regulation and Signalling of DAMPS, PAMPS 

Paper 1

Paper 2

Refresher Slides

Paper for Thurs 2/4 class 

 

9 and 11 Evans

Lymphocyte homing, adhesion, recirculation

Background slides for paper 2/9 class

Paper 2/11 class

Supplemental info for paper

 

16   No Class
 

18

 

TRC3 Meeting (February 17-19)
Class Cancelled

 

23

  No Class
  25

Cao

Effector, Memory and Regulatory T cells

Paper

March

 

 

 

 

1 Cao

Effector, Memory and Regulatory T cells

Paper

 

3 Holstein

B cell, Plasma cell differentiation

Paper 1

Paper 2

 

8 and 10 Gollnick

 

Paper 1 (for 3/8)

Paper 2 (for 3/8)

Paper 3 (for 3/10)

Paper 4 (for 3/10)

Paper 5 (for 3/10)

 

 

15   Spring Break Recess 3/14-19

 

17   Spring Break Recess 3/14-19
  22 and 24 Abrams

Immune evasion

Paper 1

Paper 2

  29 and 31 Skitzki

Antibody and Cell based Immunotherapy (to include CARs)

Paper 1

Paper 2

Paper 3

April

 

 

 

 

5 and 7

Thanavala

Vaccines

Paper 1 (4/5)

Supplement (4/5)

Paper (4/7)

  12 and 14

Nemeth

Stem Cells

Paper - General Review

Paper (4/12)

Paper (4/14)

 

19 and 21

Olejniczak

Micro RNAs and Immunity, Epigenetic Regulation

Paper 1 (4/19)

Paper 2 (4/19)

News and Views (4/19)

Paper 1 (4/21)

Paper 2 (4/21)

Optional background review

 

26  

No Class

  28  

No Class

May      

 

3  

No Class

 

5   No Class

 

6  

Last Day of Classes

 

9-14    
 

13-17

  AAI Annual Meeting 5/13-17