7.23 Immunology

Class Info

Comprehensive survey of molecular, genetic, and cellular aspects of the immune system. Topics include innate and adaptive immunity; cells and organs of the immune system; immunoglobulin, T cell receptor, and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins and genes; development and functions of B and T lymphocytes; immune responses to infections and tumors; hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiencies. Particular attention to the development and function of the immune system as a whole, as studied by modern methods and techniques. Students taking the graduate version are expected to explore the subject in greater depth.

This class has 7.06 as a prerequisite.

7.23 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by H. Ploegh and L. Steiner.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-154.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT Department of Biology: 7.23 General Immunology site or on the 7.23 Stellar site.

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