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BIOS 257: HIV: The Virus, the Disease, the Research

Mini-Course. Medical students, graduate students in biological sciences, undergraduate students with strong biological background. Topics: Immunopathogenesis, immune deficits, opportunistic infections including TB, and malignancies; Genomics viral genetic analyses that have traced the origin of HIV-1 and HIV-2 to primates, dated the spread of infection in humans, and characterized theevolution of virus within infected individuals; Antiretroviral drug development identification of drug targets, structure-based drug design, overcoming drug resistance; Challenges of vaccine development; Public health strategies.
Terms: Sum | Units: 1
Instructors: Shafer, R. (PI)

BIOS 283: Dendritic Cells and Other Myeloid Cells: function and analytical tools

Dendritic cells and other myeloid cells are capable of activating and modulating a broad range of immune responses. This course focuses on understanding myeloid cell diversity, plasticity and functions in host physiology, disease states (i.e., cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases) and during therapeutic interventions. Students are exposed to a combination of lectures (including field-expert talks) and dry lab workshops with the goal of acquiring tools for dissecting human and mouse myeloid cell function experimentally. This course is intended for biosciences graduate students and postdocs with basic immunology knowledge (enrollment limited to 20).
Terms: Sum | Units: 2

BIOS 292: Preparation & Practice: Science Communication & Media

Through tailored lecture, case study, and a practical final project, academic and professional leaders will help you gain insight into the science communications and media industry. This course assists students in developing the communication skills necessary for post-training and internship success in a science communications/media field and it provides an understanding of the scope of career opportunities within the science communications sector, focusing on the development, organization, and management issues specific to it. Through connections with alumni, faculty, and other practitioners from a variety of fields and organizations, as well as hands-on experience with the techniques and methodologies most useful on the job market, students will define their own professional goals, increase their awareness of industry terminology and theories, and hone expertise in the areas of: publishing, editing, workflow, ethics, trends, principles of effective scholarly/news writing, interviewing techniques, and media/website management.
Terms: Sum | Units: 1
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