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Edward A Clark
IMMUN 533
Seattle Campus

Host Defense to Cancer

Addresses the mechanisms of cellular homeostasis, balancing cells of immune system, programmed cell death, immune surveillance, cancer immunotherapy. Companion course with IMMUN 536. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Immunology; other graduate students with permission of instructor. Offered: Sp, odd years.

Class description

"Host Defense to Cancer" is offered during the first 5 weeks of Spring Quarter during ODD numbered years only -- 2011, 2013, etc. A two-part course, 533 is offered on alternate years with Immun 535 "Host Defense to Infection", which is offered in EVEN numbered years only -- 2010, 2012, etc. Course chair for both is Dr. Edward A. Clark. This course addresses the biology and pathobiology of lymphocyte quiescence, programmed cell death, immune surveillance, immune regulation, anti-cancer immunotherapy and vaccines, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, and immunity to infections observed in compromised hosts such as HIV.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Open only to graduate students in the IMMUNOLOGY PH.D. program. Other graduate students (i.e. MCB) may contact the course chair for permission to enroll. Please be prepared to provide your transcripts and current course of study/research.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Peggy A. Mccune
Date: 01/19/2010