MICR 8200 – Building Blocks of the Immune System

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MICR 8200 – Building Blocks of the Immune System

SPRING MODULE 1, 2013

PLACE: Carter-Harrison (MR6), Room 3502

TIME:  MWF 10:30 - 12:00

 

REQUIRED TEXT: Janeway's Immunobiology. Kenneth

Murphy. Eighth Edition. Garland Science Publishing.

 

 

Date Lecturer Topic

BLOCK 1

 

 

Feb 11

Tung

Anatomy of Immune Responses (*lecture not included on Exam 1)

Feb 13

Lannigan

Flow Cytometry

Feb 15

Ravi/Erickson

Signaling in the Immune System

Feb 18

Engelhard

Structure of T Cell Antigens

Feb 20

Engelhard

T Cell Recognition of MHC-Restricted Antigens

Feb 22

Engelhard

Cell Biology of Antigen Processing

Feb 25

Bender

Ig and TCR Gene Structure and Generation of Diversity

Feb 27

Bender

B Cell Development

Mar 1

Bender

Checkpoints and Selection of the B Cell Repertoire

Mar 4

Bender

Regulation and Timing of VDJ Recombination

BLOCK 2

 

 

Mar 6

Lorenz T Cell Development

Mar 8

Lorenz

Role of the Thymus in Selection of the T Cell Repertoire

Mar 11

Erickson

Lymphocyte Homeostasis

Mar 13

Mehrad

Pattern Recognition and Toll Like Receptors

Mar 15

Mehrad/Taylor

Inflammation

Mar 18

Taylor

Complement

Mar 20

Brown

NK Cells

Mar 22

Brown

NK Cells

 

There will be two (2) exams each valued at 10 points per lecture.  Exams will be a closed book, take home format.  The exams are generally available on a Friday and are due the following Monday:

 

Last Lecture Exam Date (tentative)

Block 1            Mar 4                               Weekend of Mar 9

Block 2            Mar 22                             Weekend of Mar 23