Introductory Immunology, (Peter Burrows and Scott Barnum)
Introductory Immunology is a team-taught survey course that covers basic concepts of innate and adaptive immunity. These integrated series of lectures provide a firm foundation in immunology, especially for those with minimal immunology background, and serve as an important refresher for the developing immunologist. Students actively participate in the course through weekly presentations of selected immunology topics based on the current literature. Click here for course description.
Innate Immunity, (Alex Szalai and Scott Barnum)
The study of innate immunity has made a resurgence in recent years and its critical role, not only in host defense against invading pathogens, but in the development of adaptive immune responses is now appreciated. This course will provide an in-depth look at selected aspects of the innate immune response including the cellular and molecular components critical to its development. The course will involve student presentations on selected topics.
Lymphocyte Biology, (Allan Zajac)
The objective of this class is to provide first year immunology students with the opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of selected aspects of lymphocyte biology. Possible topics include T cell subsets, B cell biology, lymphocyte activation, and transplantation immunology. The course is literature intense and students are required to read and present numerous scientific papers.
Mucosal Immunology, (Lesley Smythies and Robin Lorenz)
The mucosal immune system is essentially the primary site of interaction between invading pathogens and the immune system. Mucosal immunity has always been a strength of the immunology community at UAB and is rarely covered at most other institutions. This class will provide in-depth analysis of the structural features that distinguish the mucosal immune system from the peripheral immune system. Features of innate and adaptive immunity as they relate to mucosal immune responses will also be covered. The course will involve student presentations on selected topics.
Neuroimmunology, (Tara DeSilva/Scott Barnum/Ryan Splittgerber) GBS 745 - Not offered in 2013
Dendritic Cell Biology, (Laura Timares) GBS 742 - Not offered in 2013
New Advanced Course for Fall 2012