MICR 8202: Integration and Diversification of the Immune System

MICR 8202 follows MICR 8200, and covers how the diverse components of the immune system are integrated and how this integration influences further maturation and differentiation of elements of the immune system under physiological and patho-physiological conditions. Responses to different types of pathogens, cancer, autoimmunity, and allergy are described and discussed. Lectures and readings provide background material but focus on experimental approaches to study the immune system and emphasize discussions of recent literature.