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HST.176 Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Fall 2002

Image of intracellular microbes combated by T cell-mediated immunity.
Image of intracellular microbes combated by T cell-mediated immunity. (Courtesy of Dr. Shiv Pillai.)

Highlights of this Course

This pre-clinical course features a full set of lecture notes and handouts, including reference. Supporting materials include a bibliography of readings and assignments.

Course Description

Covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. The course is structured as a series of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors.



Dr. Shiv Pillai
Dr. Paul Anderson
Dr. Hugh Auchincloss Jr.
Dr. Steven Balk
Dr. Bobby Cherayil
Dr. Benjamin Davis
Dr. David Hafler
Dr. Andrew Lichtman
Dr. Hidde Ploegh
Dr. Klaus Rajewsky
Dr. Emmett Schmidt
Dr. Arlene Sharpe
Dr. Megan Sykes
Dr. Ulrich von Andrian
Dr. Bruce Walker

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
2.5 hours / session




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