PATH 7150-001 Hypothesis Design and Scientific Writing (COURSE ORGANIZER)

This class is targeted to second year graduate students on the Microbiology and Immunology graduate program. The course will develop hypothesis design and scientific writing skills and is based on the format of an F30 / F31 application. This course provides a guided writing opportunity to complete an application for submission to the NIH (if you are eligible - US citizens / permanent residents) or similar. In addition to grant writing, students will learn about how to submit grants through OSP. The class will guide you through the different sections that are required to complete for an F31 application, including what is required in the mentor’s statement. You will receive feedback on your draft proposals from faculty and your fellow classmates. You will participate in a mock study section to gain insight into how grants are reviewed. You should also have passed your qualifying exam and be starting to develop your own research project. (Annual Course)

PATH7907-001 Immunity to Infectious Diseases (COURSE ORGANIZER)
This class will cover immunity to viral, bacterial and parasitic infections. The format includes lectures, discussion key papers in this field and student presentations of specific pathogens of choice. Held Spring 2023, 2025 and 2027  

PATH7320-001 Topics in Immunology (Lead Instructor: Scott Hale)
This course is designed to offer an introduction to different topics in immunology. Using a combination of lectures and paper discussions this course will provide an introduction to the applied immunology covering infection, cancer and autoimmunity. (Annual Course)
Role: Lecture on “Immunity to Parasitic Infections”  

PATH 7330-001 Basic Immunology (Lead Instructor Hans Haecker)
This course covers a wide range of basic principles in Immunology. The final third of the course will also feature clinical and experimental topics in Immunology. Students should have exposure to biochemistry, modern genetics, and cell biology. The course meets the requirements for the Master of Science in Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science programs and is primarily designed for masters and graduate students. A limited number of ten seats is also available for undergrad students with a particular interest in Immunology (please note that this course is not primarily intended as a preparation course for Med School due to its programmatic depth). Students are encouraged to complete BIOL 2010 prior to enrolling in this course. It is recommended that BIOL 2030, 3205, 3510 are completed prior to taking this course. (Annual course)
Role: Lecture on Immune Cell Signaling 

PATH7360: Advanced Immunology (Lead Instructor Dean Tantin)
This is an advanced lecture and seminar course addressing topics of immunological research and interest. The course will focus upon original research articles, not a textbook. Students will be expected to participate in discussions. Class grade will be determined based upon classroom participation and a research proposal based upon some aspect of immunology covered in this course. Held Spring 2023, 2025 and 2027
Role: Discussion lead for “Vaccines” sessions