HST.176 Cellular and Molecular Immunology

Fall 2005

During apoptosis, white blood cells consume cell debris.
When a cell undergoes apoptosis, white blood cells called macrophages consume cell debris. (Image from U.S. National Library of Medicine.)

Course Highlights

This course features downloadable lecture notes and exams.

Course Description

This course covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation, including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. The course is structured as a series of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors.
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Staff

Instructors:
Dr. Shiv Pillai
Dr. Frederick W. Alt
Dr. Marcus Altfeld
Dr. Paul Anderson
Dr. Jon C. Aster
Dr. Hugh Auchincloss
Dr. Steven P. Balk
Dr. Samuel M. Behar
Dr. Richard S. Blumberg
Dr. Francisco Bonilla
Dr. Bobby Cherayil
Dr. Benjamin Davis
Dr. David Hafler
Dr. Nir Harcohen
Dr. Bruce Horwitz
Dr. David M. Lee
Dr. Andrew Lichtman
Dr. Diane Mathis
Dr. Richard Mitchell
Dr. Hidde Ploegh
Dr. Emmett Schmidt
Dr. Arlene Sharpe
Dr. Megan Sykes
Dr. Shannon Turley
Dr. Dale T. Umetsu
Dr. Ulrich von Andrian
Dr. Bruce Walker
Dr. Kai Wucherpfennig
Dr. Ramnik Xavier
Sarah Henrickson

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
3 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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