IMMUNOBIOLOGY
BIOL 53700, Spring 2013, 3 credits



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Tuesday/Thursday, 3:00 - 4:15pm        
BCHM 105


Julia Kirshner


jkirshne@purdue.edu


Mon 2:30-3:30pm
Hansen 235A (inside Rm. 235)




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Mary Zheng


mzheng@purdue.edu


Tue 9:30-10:30 (and by appointment)
HANS 234

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Suggested reading:
 

Janeway’s Immunobiology (8th ed.; Murphy; ISBN-10: 0815342438)

An electronic version of the book available for purchase or for rent at Amazon Kindle store or at
http://store.vitalsource.com/show/978-1-1366-6521-9.


Primary literature will be assigned throughout the semester
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Case Studies in Immunology: A Clinical Companion (6th ed.; Geha)

                      

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

01/07/12
Course materials are now posted on Blackboard Learn.
01/04/13
The course materials (syllabus, schedule, and other assignments can now be downloaded).
12/01/12 There are a few open slots remaining in the course for juniors Biology majors.  Please contact Arlene Robbins (ahrobbin@purdue.edu) for scheduling details.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This is an introductory immunology course for graduate students and senior-level undergraduates interested to learn why we don’t die from a common cold and why we can’t always give a kidney to our best friend.  This course will define the role of the immune system in fighting infection, its potential to prevent cancer, and describe how through the use vaccines we can avoid disease.  We will also discuss the other side of the immune system, the one causing problems such as autoimmunity, allergy, and transplant rejection.



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PREREQUISITES:

Required:              BIOL 23000, 23100, or 27000 and BIOL 24000, 24100 or 28000 (or equivalent)

Recommended:    BIOL 42000







Last modified:  January 6, 2013