Immunology Studies is a major program that focuses on scientific study of the biological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of disease, host-pathogen interactions, and host response to disease.
A major program in Immunology Studies will likely include instruction in antigen and antibody structure and function, effector mechanisms, receptors, histocompatibility, host-pathogen recognition, disease modeling, autoimmune systems, antibody formation, cytotoxic responses, regulation of immune response, virulence determinants, intercellular signaling, immunosuppression, immunotherapy, immunogenetics, disease markers, transplantation, antibody humanization, and microbial pathogenesis.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Immunology Studies?
With a degree in Immunology Studies, you likely will be participating in biomedicine and study the cell structures and the effects of outside agents on the immune system. Your job role may be as medical microbiologist, biological scientist, or technician.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Immunology Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Association of Immunologists
- American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
- World Allergy Organization
Publications/Magazines in Immunology Studies?