Builds upon the knowledge from Immunology (BIO 307) in which the basic immunology vocabulary and concepts are first introduced. In this seminar the students will use case studies of immunological disorders to synthesize and apply knowledge to actual cases, become familiar with the techniques used to investigate immune system dysfunction in clinical research and in animal models of human disease, and learn to critically evaluate experimental design by presenting and evaluating scientific arguments from the primary literature. The students will integrate these newly acquired skills by writing a short proposal for a clinical or research study at the end of the semester.
BIO 307 or CHE 310. Limited to juniors and seniors.