The Department of Microbiology & Immunology sponsors the following courses. To enroll in a course, contact your graduate school administrator. To audit a course, please contact the course director (see the UCSF campus directory for contact information).


Micro 204. Molecular and Cellular Immunology.
Jason Cyster

Graduate level survey immunology course covering the following topics:
Mechanisms of innate immunity, inflammation, immunoglobulin gene rearrangements, cell biology of antigen presentation to T-cells and of lymphocyte trafficking, antigen and cytokine receptor structure and signal transduction mechanisms, lymphocyte development and activation, mechanisms of cell-mediated killing of infected and neoplastic cells, whole organism immune response to infection, and diseases of the immune system, including allergy, autoimmunity, and AIDS. Includes discussion of translational topics such as CAR T cells and mechanisms of cancer immunotherapy, and approaches to vaccine development.
Lecture 3 hours.
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IDS 121. Pathogens and Host Defense
Ari Molofski

This course teaches the principles of basic microbiology and immunology needed for the practice of medicine, through lectures, lab, case studies, and small group discussions. 


Coordinators Mark Ansel and Elizabeth Joyce

Microbiology faculty contribute content to multiple theme blocks, such as the Foundations, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Oncology, and Infectious Disease blocks.



BMS 117.  Infection and Host Response/ Cell Physiology.
Elizabeth Joyce

A first year dental course.

Comprehensive presentation of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses; fundamentals of infection and resistance, immunology, disinfection, sterilization, and antimicrobial agents. Laboratory studies and demonstrations on indigenous oral flora and applications of microbiology to dentistry.

8 unit course