GS06 1013 Fundamental Immunology
- Course Director(s): Suhendan Ekmekcioglu
- Semester: Spring
- Frequency: Annually
- Credit Hours: 3
- Grading System: Letter Grade
- Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level Biology and Biochemistry courses plus a basic knowledge of cellular and molecular biology
Topics covered in this lecture series include anatomy and development of the immune system; structure, function and genetics of antibodies; T-cell antigen receptors; functions and cooperative interactions of lymphoid cells; structure and function of molecules encoded by the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC); lymphokines and their receptors; cellular interaction molecules; and specific immunological tolerance. Medically-related subjects that will be covered from a basic science perspective include immunopathology, immunodeficiency, allergy and other hypersensitivities, autoimmunity, organ transplantation, tumor immunology, and AIDS.