Office of Undergraduate Instruction

01:146:474 Immunology

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.






General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102

Genetics 01:447:380 or 01:447:384

Recommended: General Microbiology 01:447:390

Course Description 

Fundamental principles of immunology with emphasis on innate and humoral immune responses, immunoglobulin and T cell receptor molecules and genes, We will also study the immune response and how it is related to diseases, including hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmunity, bacterial and viral infections (including HIV) and cancer.

Course URL 

The Sakai website will be active during the semester

Course satisfies Learning Goals 

1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in Immunology that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information and relate it to disease outcomes

3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of immunology and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy 

4 exams will be given that will cover approximately the same amount of material.  There is no comprehensive final. The fourth exam will be given at the scheduled time in the Final Exam Period.  Exams will consist primarily of multiple-choice questions but may have short essay questions as well.  Quizzes, which will be accessed through the Sakai website, will be given at the discretion of the instructor and will constitute approximately 5% of the final grade.

Course Materials 

Janeway's Immunobiology. Murphy, 8th Edition

Course Closed? 

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2017 Courses If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.


Course Coordinator:

Dr. Lori Covey
B314 Nelson Hall
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Participating Faculty:

Dr. Ping Xie
Room B336
Nelson Biology Laboratories
Busch Campus
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Dr. Long-Jun Wu
B333 Nelson Hall
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

Contact Us

Nelson Biological Laboratories

Nelson Biological Laboratories
604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854

p. (848) 445-2075
f.  (732) 445-5870