Course Information

Tuesday/Thursday       9:30 - 10:50 A.M.       213 Gregory Hall

INSTRUCTOR

David Kranz
Professor of Biochemistry

Office:
Phone:
(217) 244-2821
E-Mail:
Office Hours:
11:00 am-12:00 pm Tuesday or by appointment

COURSE ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Nick Kirchner
MCB Teaching Specialist,Course Coordinator MCB 250, 251, 408

Office:
Phone:
217-333-6774
E-Mail:
Office Hours:
Available by appointment via e-mail

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Preeti Sharma
Graduate student in PhD program of Biochemistry
Office: 101 Burrill Hall, MCB Learning Center
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm Extra Office hours for exam 2 will be held on Monday April 6 from 2:30-4:30 PM. Please note these office hours will be held in 333 Burrill Hall.
E-Mail: sharma39@illinois.edu


COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Cellular and molecular basis of immune responses to infectious agents and cancer.
  • Structural and biochemical understanding of key immune molecules.
  • In addition to basic immune system components (such as B and T cells), topics will include autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, cancer, allergic responses, and immunotherapeutics.

TEXTBOOK

Required:
The Immune System, Fourth Edition
Peter Parham (author)
Garland Publishing, Copyright 2015
ISBN 978-0-8153-4466-7

The text can be also be rented or purchased as an ebook at http://store.vitalsource.com/show/9781317511571R365

LECTURE CONTENT

Approximately 60% will be derived from the Parham textbook and 10% from the textbook Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease, 7th Edition, by Janeway, Garland Science (not a required text).  The remaining 30% will be from reviews, primary literature, newspapers, web sites, movies, you name it.

WEB ACCESS

Students may access course information and policies via the web site by logging in with their netid and AD password.  All Power Point lectures will be available for download by 5pm the day before each lecture.

GRADING

Three exams will be given, each worth ~33.3% of your grade.  The final exam will be based on the last third of the course. Previous exams, some with and without answers, will be posted for your use (except final exams). Approximate course grade distribution will be 40% A, 40% B, 20% C. Student's who clearly do not try, as evidenced by exam scores that are well below average and outside a Gaussian distribution, may receive a D or F. Plus and Minus grades will be given.