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Immunology Course

Immunology – Biology 348

This Drew University immunology course is offered each year in the Fall semester.

For the Fall 2018 version of the course, click here

For the Fall 2019 version of the course, click here

For Fall 2021 and subsequent versions of the course, please go to the YouTube channel here


The prerequisite for this course is BIOL 250 lecture and lab.  The core concepts from these courses that I want you to be familiar with include:

  • The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology, including DNA Replication, Transcription, Translation, DNA Repair, and Recombination
  • Protein Structural Units and Amino Acids
  • Mechanisms of Cell Communication and Signal Transduction
  • Protein Transport and Sorting via the Biosynthetic/Secretory Pathway
  • General molecular and cellular biology laboratory techniques including the use of a micropipette, aseptic technique, mammalian cell culture, and polymerase chain reaction
  • Analysis of experimental data
  • Principles of good scientific writing, including appropriate citation of sources

Student Learning Goals:

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the essential aspects of the molecular and cellular processes by which immune cells develop and function
  • Explain the mechanisms by which immune cells collaborate to allow for broad responses to pathogens without damaging the host
  • Apply your knowledge of molecular and cellular immunology to discuss immune disease in humans and therapies that utilize the immune system
  • Describe methods used to immune responses and interpret data obtained by these methods.
  • Critically evaluate immunologic data and formulate new hypotheses