BIOL 457 Molecular and Cellular Immunology

Study of the immune response, cell-mediated and humoral. Topics include the diversity of antibodies and antigen receptors, evolution of immunity, cell-cell interactions, importance of major histocompatibility complex immune regulation, and immunity to microorganisms. Immunologic and molecular techniques used in diagnosis of health and disease will be explored in a laboratory setting, including cellular assays, flow cytometry, ELISA, and PCR techniques. Pre-requisites BIOL 190, BIOL 191, BIOL 209, BIOL 300, CHEM 121, CHEM 122, and MATH 126; $35 lab fee. Lecture/Lab/Studio Hours: 3+3+0