|(3 cr.) This graduate-level course examines the principal
aspects of immune response to all types of
infectious agents, with an emphasis on the immune
system primarily as a host defense system.
Students explore how the dialogue between
different types of pathogen and the host immune
system works, as well as the cross talk between
the different members of the immune response.
Infection is an encounter between a microbe and
the host. In contrast to topics such as
microbiology, this course is aimed at the host
side of the interaction, both from the innate
immune response and the acquired immune response.
Autoimmunity, sometimes a side effect of
infectious disease, also is discussed.
Upper-level undergraduates may take course with
Every Other Year, Fall|