The course will be taught by two-three faculty members, each responsible for teaching a module on a topic of choice. Each module consists of a mixture of lectures by the teaching faculty and student presentation/discussion of assigned primary research articles. Each student will also be required to write a final written paper consisting of a brief critical review of the assigned research paper. Topics will include cancer immunology and autoimmunity and the role of specific immune subsets in these processes.
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.
2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.
3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.
The final grade in this course will be based upon student presentation (50%), class participation (20%), and a written paper (30% of the grade).
Lecture Slides and Primary Research Literature assigned by the instructor will be posted in Sakai
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2018 Courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Lori Covey
Additional Teaching Faculty:
Instructor: Dr. Ping Xie
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.