Molecular Immunology

Course ID: 
MIR 511
Description: 

All Molecular Immunology classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week in the Grossberg Library, Cancer Cell Center (CCC), Room 314, unless otherwise notified.  The new schedule is below.

It is assumed that the student has had both genetics and biochemistry.  If the student has not had these courses they may have problems with the early material.  If there is a concern, please talk with the course instructor, Dr. Gollnick.

There will be two exams and a comprehensive final.  The exams will consist of essays and problems.  Alphanumeric calculators will not be allowed.  Each exam will be worth 30% of your grade, the final will be worth 40%.

The dates of the EXAMS are fixed, however the topics covered on each individual exam is tentative.

Other than confirmed illness or a confirmed death in the family, there are NO MAKE-UP EXAMS.  If a student is seriously ill and can produce a local doctor's excuse, please call Dr. Gollnick and work out some way to make up the exam.

If you ask Dr. Gollnick to regrade an exam, she will regrade the entire exam, not just one question.

There is one required text for this course:

Immunology, 7th Edition
Owens et al.
W.H. Freeman & Co.

 

Semester: 
Fall
Credit Hours: 
3
Day: 
Tuesday
Thursday
Time: 
9:00 am to 10:20 am
Notes: 
Topic Date Kuby Chapter Lecturer Lecture Articles and/or Presentations

Introduction / History of Immunology

Aug. 30th  1 Gollnick/Evans Evans Presentation

Cells of the Immune System

Sept. 1st  2 Hylander

 

Complement Sept. 6th 6

Repasky

 

Innate Immunity

Sept. 8th + 13th 5 Thanavala

 

Cytokines, Cytokine Receptors and Chemokines

Sept. 15th + 20th  4 Evans  

Migration and Imflammation

Sept. 22nd + 27th 14 Evans  

EXAM I

Oct. 4th      

Antigens / Antibodies

Sept. 29th  3 Gollnick  

Immunoglobulin Genes

Oct. 6th + 11th 7 Gollnick  
Major Histocompatibility Complex

Oct. 13th + 18th

8 Gollnick

 

Antigen Processing and Presentation

Oct. 20th + 25th 8 Gollnick  
T Cell Receptor/TCell Selection

Oct. 27th + Nov. 3rd

3 ,9 Cao

 

EXAM II

Nov. 1st       

T Cell Activation/Differentiation/Memory

Nov. 8th + 10th 11 Barbi  

B Cell Activation/Differentiation/Memory

Nov. 15th + 17th  10 Gollnick  

Cell Mediated Responses

Nov. 22nd + 29th  13 Abrams  

Thanksgiving / NO CLASS

Nov. 24th       

Tolerance

Dec. 1st  16 Jiang  

Autoimmunity

Dec. 6th 

16 Sinha  
Summary/Review Dec. 8th 

 

Gollnick

 
FINAL EXAM

Dec. 13th