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Courses - Fall 2023
Animal Science
Comparative Vertebrate Immunology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC212, BSCI201, or BSCI440.
Credit only granted for: ANSC460 or ANSC489I.
Formerly: ANSC489I.
Basic concepts in immunology, and comparing immunity in different vertebrates, including organization of immune systems, innate and adaptive immune responses. Special attention will be paid to how cell-mediated and humoral immune responses are induced in natural infections, and what are the effector mechanisms in both of these processes. Immune response in representative disease models such as infections with viruses and bacteria, cancer, and autoimmune disease will be discussed. Lectures concerning cutting-edge research will also be given.