Prerequisite: BMS 528. (Offered as needed/3 credits/lab fee)
This combined lecture and laboratory course is designed to introduce modern molecular
concepts and techniques used in immunology. The lecture includes discussions of Ig gene
assembly, rearrangements, regulation and expression; T-cell receptors; molecular mechanisms
of antigen processing; and advances in antibody engineering. The laboratory exercises cover
basic immunological techniques such as ELISA, immunoblot, hybridoma preparation aevaluation, immunoaffinity chromatography and phage display of antibody fragments.