20.465 Engineering the Immune System in Cancer and Beyond


Class Info

Examines strategies in clinical and preclinical development for manipulating the immune system to treat and protect against disease. Begins with brief review of immune system. Discusses interaction of tumors with the immune system, followed by approaches by which the immune system can be modulated to attack cancer. Also covers strategies based in biotechnology, chemistry, materials science, and molecular biology to induce immune responses to treat infection, transplantation, and autoimmunity. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

20.465 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Irvine and M. Birnbaum.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-155.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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