Immunology Graduate Training Program

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    + IMM8001 Immunology Journal Club

    This course will offer students the opportunity to present, review and discuss current literature in Immunology. Students will be graded on their presentations and their participation.

    + IMM8004 Seminar Series

    The Immunohematology Club Seminar Series meets twice a month and is designed to allow local investigators to present their research on immunology and / or hematology in a formal seminar setting. The purpose of this series is to foster interactions among the Divisions of Allergy and ImmunologyImmunobiologyImmunology-UCInfectious DiseasesRheumatologyHematology and Experimental Hematology.

    The Distinguished Lecturer in Immunology Series meets monthly, bringing world-renowned immunologists to present their latest research. Students and faculty will have the opportunity to meet individually with the distinguished lecturers to discuss their research.

    Details of each presentation are forwarded on a monthly basis. If you have questions, call 513-636-0254.

    + IMM8007 Student Postdoc Research Seminar

    This course will allow students a forum to present their scientific research in front of their peers. In cooperation with their mentors, students will prepare a research presentation that outlines the background, hypotheses, experimental designs, results, and interpretation of their thesis research. Students will be graded based on attendance, participation, and the quality of their research presentation.

    + IMM8072 Thesis Research

    This course will allow students to perform independent investigative work in the field of Immunology in the lab of their scientific mentor. This work is in partial fulfillment of the requirements for their masters and PhD degrees.

    + IMM8073 Literature Review Research

    This course will allow students to build on their knowledge of Immunology by reading and reviewing a body of literature on a given topic in Immunology. The students will learn how to constructively review the literature in a specific area and how to craft an outline for a review article summarizing that literature. The ultimate goal of this class is to prepare students to write a review article on an important and current topic in the area of Immunology.

    + IMM8088 Foundations of Immunology

    Foundations in Immunology is a comprehensive immunology course for first year graduate students. It covers the structure, function, and organization of the immune system; including cells, genes, and molecules of the innate and adaptive immune systems, cross-talk between these compartments, immune system development, autoimmunity and immunodeficiency. Lectures will be didactic in nature and "team-taught" by several faculty depending upon their area of expertise. Although a text will not be directly assigned as part of the course, some lectures will be somewhat textbook based. While the course has no prerequisites, students will find that some background in basic biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular genetics will be helpful. Grades will be based on essay examinations and graded assignments.

    + IMM8090 Advanced Topics in Immunology

    This course will offer students the opportunity to present, review and discuss current literature in Immunology. In the fall semester of this course, students will be required to write an NIH-style grant application. Students will then critically review the grant applications of their peers. Students will be graded on their presentations, their participation, and their grant application.

    + IMM8091 Advanced Topics in Immunology II

    This course will offer students the opportunity to present, review and discuss current literature in Immunology. In the fall semester of this course, students will be required to help guide and critique younger students with their NIH-style grant applications. Students will then critically review the grant applications of their peers. Students will be graded on their participation, and their reviews of grant applications.

    + IMM9000 Immunobiology Dissertation Research

    Students who have been approved for PhD candidacy are eligible for this special fee dissertation course. Full-time (12 credits) dissertation research effort is required, and a student registered for this course cannot register for any other courses in that semester. Research in the lab of faculty member on a defined problem will be performed to teach lab techniques and approaches to research. Literature readings and discussion of research with staff and dissertation writing also are included. Offered each Semester, may be taken repeatedly.

    + CB9022 Scientific Writing

    Principles and practice of scientific writing, including manuscripts and proposals, oral presentations and scientific posters, blogging, and design of accurate and effective graphics and figures.

    + CB9025 Grant Writing

    Students receive instruction in grantsmanship and participate in grant writing exercises. Completed grants are critically reviewed by instructors and students.

    + GNTD7001 Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Primarily a lecture based course that represents the first course in the core curriculum series that is designed for all first year graduate students in the College of Medicine. Topics include DNA replication, recombination, and repair; Cell cycle regulation; Transcriptional regulation; Translational regulation; Protein trafficking; etc.

    + GNTD7002 Biochemistry and Cellular Signaling

    Primarily a lecture based course that represents the second course in the core curriculum series that is designed for all first year graduate students in the College of Medicine. Topics include Protein structure and function, Metabolism, Signal transduction pathways including proliferative and cell death pathways.

    + GNTD7003 Ethics in Research

    This course introduces students to ethical theories generally and the ethical and regulatory issues they are likely to encounter as researchers. Students will learn to identify issues, how to analyze ethical issues in research, and to develop coherent justifications for their ethical and responsible conduct of research.

    + BE7022 Introduction to Biostatistics

    Students will learn basic statistics such as mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance, etc. Topics include probability, parametric statistics such as t tests and one way analysis of variance, and nonparametric statistics including both Wilcoxon tests and Kaplan-Meier estimation of survival. Bayes theorem, discrete (eg Binomial) and continuous probability distributions (eg normal distributions and one variable regression and product moment correlation and rank correlation are covered.

    + MG6001 Fundamentals of Molecular Genetics

    This course is designed for upper level undergraduates, graduate students, aspiring and current medical professionals with an interest in human genetic disease and its etiology at the molecular level. We emphasize five core areas (1) Molecular mechanisms - including transcription, DNA replication, translation, DNA variation and gene environment interactions (2) Methods and Techniques - an introduction to understanding and using methods for molecular analysis and disease diagnostics (3) DNA forensics - the fundamentals of using DNA variation in humans for forensic applications (4) Animal Models - the use of gene targeting and transgenic approaches to generating animal models for human disease (5) Gene Therapy - Modern applications in the treatment of disease using gene delivery vectors and stem cells. This course would also provide preparation for students taking nationally administered exams such as GRE, MCAT and PCAT.

    + MG6099 Immunology

    A comprehensive introductory level immunology course for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, technicians and fellows. It will cover basic immunochemistry and cellular and molecular immunology. While the course has no official prerequisites, students will find that some background in basic biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics will be desirable.

    + PMM8099 Immunology of Disease

    Basic cellular and immunologic mechanisms related to the pathogenesis of human disease, including infectious agents, cancer, autoimmunity, and allergic reactions.

    + MCBP8023 Integrative Molecular Pharmacology and Medicine

    The course uses cardiac and skeletal muscle as model systems, and introduces students to integrated concepts of cellular and molecular organization, cell signaling networks, structure and function, molecular mechanisms, and their applications in contemporary therapeutics. The course combines didactic lectures with student presentations and discussion. Each lecture will be accompanied by a discussion class, focusing on presentation, discussion and critique of scientific literature on that topic. The discussion classes use a journal club-like, informal format. One or two papers will be presented, and a review article will also be given to provide background information, but will not be presented or discussed. The discussions will be led by the lecturers or invited external experts. The students will be graded based on their presentation as well as participation. There will two exams as listed in the syllabus. The two exams will each be worth 30% of the final grade. Oral presentation and participation in group discussions will be worth 40% of the final grade.