Immunology & Immunotherapy

Learn basics of immunology, cell-growth and immuno-modulation mechanisms.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibiting negative immune regulation.

Curriculum : Course Code - AT022

In this course, we focus on physiological functioning of immune system under both normal and disease condition. Immunotherapy is now considered a pillar of treatment in medical science. This course will introduce and build upon concepts of immunology in a biomedically relevant manner. You will learn about principles and mechanisms that enable our bodies to fight and respond to pathogens.


  • Understand the components and coordination of Innate and Adaptive immune systems to fight pathogens
  • Learn mechanisms of faltering immune system leading to immune disorders and autoimmunity
  • Significance of harnessing the potential of body’s immune system for cancer therapy
  • Immunotherapy

Introduce topics & technologies like

  • Types of immune cells
  • Innate and Adaptive immunity
  • Allegies and autoimmunity
  • Vaccination
  • Cancer Immunothearpy
  • Biologics and cell therapies (CAR T cell & NK cell therapy)
  • Precision medicine
  • Omics technologies (genomics, proteomics)
  • CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing, etc)
  • Bioinformatics
Career counseling about an increasingly wide range of available careers, including research (academic & Pharmaceutical company based), teaching, Medical practitioners, to name a few.

Activities & Credits

Poster Making
Students learn to make high quality science posters & hone their presentation skills.
Learn to draft scientific write-ups with clear and convincing narratives.
Outstanding students also get opportunities for long-term projects with mentors.

Recent Student Projects in Immnology

Sweat Allergy

MinJi Seo
(Harbin Wanbang School)

Sweating is a vital bodily function for temperature regulation. When body temperature rises, the hypothalamus signals eccrine sweat glands to release water, cooling the body. These glands excrete a liquid mixture containing water, sodium, potassium, amino acids, and more. This fluid, known as sweat, aids temperature reduction through evaporative cooling.

Chronic Eczema

Mary Hakeem
(La Serna High School)

Eczema is a dermatological condition that can arise from environmental factors, genetic mutations, or hereditary causes. While it can appear on any part of the body, it most commonly manifests on the hands, face, and neck. Eczema can develop at any stage of life, although it is particularly prevalent among infants, adults, and individuals aged between 13 to 18 years.

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Ryan Cortenbach
(Coral Academy of Sci. Las Vegas)

Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is a systemic immune condition initially caused by an untreated streptococcus pyogenes throat infection, which then could develop into Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) if the patient does not receive medication. One or more episodes of ARF can trigger an autoimmune reaction that leads to severe valvular heart damage by inflammation (especially in genetically susceptible individuals), more commonly known as RHD.

Tumour Immunology and Immunotherapy - By Nature