Department of Biological Chemistry & Institute for Cell Engineering
Director, Immunology Graduate Program
In the first year of study, each student takes a core set of courses emphasizing basic molecular principles and how they apply to understanding immune function.
Course #ME.250:722 Fundamentals of Immune Recognition and Response
Course #ME.100.709 Macromolecular Structure & Analysis
Course #ME.100.710 Biochemical & Biophysical Principles (**taken second year)
Course #ME.110.728 Cell Structure & Dynamics
Course #ME.250.703 Graduate Immunology
Course #ME.250.709 Immunology Core Course
Course #ME.250.804 Introduction to Immunology Research
Course #ME.260.708 Principles of Genetics
Course #ME.260.709 Molecular Biology & Genomics
Course #ME.260.802 Special Studies and Research
Course #ME.360.728 Pathways & Regulations
Course #ME.800.707 Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
During the first year, each student engages in three short-term research projects. Each project lasts approximately three months and is carried out under the direction of a faculty member. Additional rotations may be scheduled based on student interest. The projects are designed to give you an introduction to experimental research and an opportunity to learn more about specific areas of immunology prior to choosing a thesis laboratory and project. After completing the research rotations, the student will select a mentor for his/her thesis project.