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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Micro 209. Advanced Topics in Immunology.

Small group tutorial in which topics and correlative reading will be selected for discussion with individual faculty members. Offered every other year, currently offered for Fall 2013. 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Micro 204 or Medical School Immunology.
Conference 2 hours.
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IDS 105. Infection, Immunity & Inflammation.
Peter Chin-Hong, Brian Schwartz, Elizabeth Joyce, Anthony DeFranco

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


Micro 120. Immunology and Microbiology in Pharmacy.
Mark Ansel and Elizabeth Joyce

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of immunology and how these can be applied to understand the host immune response to infectious diseases and cancer. Fundamental information regarding the biology, modes of transmission, mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis disease manifestation, and genetic mechanisms underlying drug resistance for bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens will be discussed. The same immunological principles will be applied to explain the biological basis for allergy, autoimmune disease and immunodeficiency, transplantation, and the development of vaccines, antibody-based drugs, and other immunotherapeutics. Several sessions are dedicated to clinical correlates covering immunology in the practice of clinical pharmacy.
Lecture: 4 hours. 



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