Have you ever wondered how your body fights off infections or even cures cancer? That’s where Immunology 528 comes in. I am the coordinator and core instructor of this 3-credit adventure where we unlock the mysteries of the immune system.

We start with the basic building blocks: immune cells and molecules. Then, we build on that knowledge to see how this amazing system battles infections, stops tumors in their tracks, and sometimes even gets a bit overzealous (causing allergies and autoimmune diseases). Don’t worry; we also explore how to train the immune system to fight back with vaccines and cancer therapies, or even chill it out for successful organ transplants.

This course is for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, so buckle up for a mind-blowing journey into the world of the immune system!

Course syllabus Fall 2023