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Immune Systems: From Molecules to Populations
How do immune systems work, and why do they work as they do? Why is there so much immunological polymorphism in animal populations? To address these questions, students will examine immunology across multiple biological scales. At the molecular and cellular scales, students will learn mechanisms by which animals recognize and kill parasites. At the population scale, students will investigate causes of the tremendous immunological heterogeneity exhibited by animals. Both the clinical relevance and the evolutionary basis of polymorphisms will be emphasized.
Sample reading list:
Frank, S.A., Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease
Sompayrac, L., How the Immune System Works
Readings from primary literature,
See instructor for complete list
Approximately 50 pages of reading per week. Two short "thinking outside the box" assignments. One term paper.
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 20%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EEB 211 and MOL 214..
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