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BIOL 5230 Immunity and Infectious Disease (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will focus on immune cells, the immune system's response to viral and bacterial infection and the pathogenesis resulting from these responses. Topics will include questions of self and non-self in immune responses, the role of mucosal immunity and gut flora in immune responses and pathogenesis, AIDS pathogenesis, vaccines, and cutting edge technological approaches to immune therapy. Reading materials will consist of a basic immunology text, classical primary papers, and research reports.


Instructor(s): Kenneth Williams

Prerequisites: BIOL 4570 or BIOL 4140 or instructor permission.

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Comments: Satisfies the advanced experience requirement for the Biology major.


Last Updated: 10-Jan-14