Develops skills in analyzing data and assessing conclusions through an analysis of current literature in pathobiology. Focuses on breadth and analytical skills. Prerequisite: enrollment in the pathobiology graduate program.
This year's literature review is entitled "Classics in Innate Immunity and Dendritic Cell Biology".
Student learning goals
Read primary papers that shaped our current views of innate immunity and dendritic cell biology.
Learn about the history of innate immunity and dendritic cell biology.
Learn about experimental approaches that led to key discoveries in innate immunity and dendritic cell biology.
Gain experience in presenting and discussing primary literature in the field of immunology.
Gain an understanding of studies that led to the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Gain insights into future directions in innate immunity and dendritic cell biology.
General method of instruction
All classes will be in a discussion format, with short presentations by students at the beginning of class.
Students should be enrolled in the Pathobiology graduate program.
Class assignments and grading
Students will be asked sign up to do either a short presentation that summarizes the primary papers for discussion or a short presentation that puts the work in historical and biological context. Students will also be asked to choose one class in which they will do extra reading to be able to answer questions that arise during discussions.
This course is graded as Cr vs. NC. Students will receive full credit if they display a reasonable level of participation. Students should notify the instructor if they cannot attend a class.