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Ram Savan
IMMUN 567
Seattle Campus

Research Conference in the Role of miRNAs in Modulating the Immune System

Weekly group conferences concerning ongoing graduate students and postdoctoral research immunology. Students may register for more than one conference each quarter. Prerequisite: Immunology graduate student and permission of instructor Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Departmental faclulty hold weekly conferences to review, critiqe and discuss the research being done in the laboratories, including the topics that comprise the students' doctoral research projects.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course uses a presentation/interactive discussion format with active participation by each student. Students attend this research conference along with other members of the Savan lab each week.

Recommended preparation

Reading assignments of literature relevant to the research conducted by the student and well versed with the literature that has made seminal discoveries in the field. Relevant literature that will be used as background for the research conference.

Class assignments and grading

Student evaluations are based on two types of participation: Each student makes a formal presentation of his or her research to other members of the Savan laboratory no less than once per quarter. Presentations are expected to consist of background (including a brief review of the relevant literature), research goals and hypotheses, research results (both recent and cumulative), summary of the findings, interim conclusions, and discussion of plans for the future. The student must respond to questions and critiques by Dr. Savan, post-doctoral fellows, and other students and research scientists in the laboratory.


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.
Last Update by Peggy A. Mccune
Date: 08/13/2012