Prerequisite: BIOL-UA 22.
In this course students will learn the principles of immunology and neuroendocrinology. The recitation will provide an information about immune cells and their role in innate and adaptive immune responses; the function, structure, types and development of antibodies and the mechanisms behind their effect; the mechanism of stress and the role of cortisol and nervous system in stress response. The lab will focus on immunological methods employing antibodies. Through designing and carrying out a research project to test a relationship between stress and immune system, the students will be introduced to the process of scientific research, will develop an understanding of how to collect and analyze the significance of data, and will gain the skills for reading, presenting and writing scientific papers.