Comparative Immunology is an advanced graduate level course designed to introduce students to the key similarities and differences in the immune systems among animal species. Students will learn how these differences affect animal health as well as how each of these species has contributed to our understanding of immunology and disease resistance. This 3 credit course is offered during the spring semester of odd years.
and contrast the immune systems of vertebrate
and contrast methodologies used to evaluate the immune
system of various animal species
review current immunology research
and analytically discuss scientific data using proper immunology terminology
Immunological Topic Areas: •Innate immunity • Antigen specific receptors • Antibody subclasses • Self vs non-self • Immune regulation
taught using primary literature and combination of lectures withstudent lead discussions.Grades will be based on class participation
and three take home exams.
Students can register for Comparative
Immunology under the course number PO 757 or IMM 757.