CB 399: Metabolism in immunology and infectious disease Spring 2015

Metabolism in immunology and infectious disease

Course Director: Dr. Wendy Garrett
Course Instructors: Dr. Wendy Garrett, Dr. Barbara Burleigh, Dr. Eric Rubin

Curriculum Fellow: Zofia Gajdos, Zofia_Gajdos@hms.harvard.edu

Both host and microbial metabolism contribute to maintenance of normal immune function and successful infections by pathogens. In this nanocourse, we will explore recent developments in understanding the metabolic coupling of symbiotic and pathogenic microbes and host cells. We highlight three examples: the pathogenic protozoa, Trypnasoma cruzi (etiologic agent in human Chagas’ disease), the pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (etiologic agent in tuberculosis), and anaerobic gut symbiotic bacteria (producers of microbial metabolites that affect T cell function).

Schedule:

First Session: Friday, March 20, 1-4 PM
Location: TMEC 250

Second Session: Friday, March 27, 1-4 PM
Location: TMEC 448

 

DROP DEADLINE: Friday March 13, 2015

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL.