The Science of Vaccines

Hard as it is for an Immunology student to understand the cultural “opposition” to vaccines, wading though the public discussions on the topic does bring up an important point that IS relevant to graduate education. This relates to our direct […]

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Book Club : Survival of the Sickest

Our lab’s August 2016 Book Club selection was the Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince. The book has been extensively reviewed since its 07 publication and is a staple of undergraduate book discussions in Biology. Lab […]

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The Invisible Gorilla: Reading for our summer book club

This months reading for our lab “summer book club” is the Chalbis & Simon book – The Invisible Gorilla. We will update this post with comments – post discussion… Lab members can view/download the ebook & audiobook versions of the […]

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Statistics for the Immunology Graduate Student

This page lists our favorite online resources for Immunology Graduate Students to learn or review aspects of statistical analysis essential for research. Given the dynamic nature of online content, we welcome suggestions for new links to be added (as well […]

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Papers: Where To Find Them And How To Read Them

This is a short guide for new students (at the undergraduate & graduate level) of Immunology with pointers on reading primary research articles. So, once you have built up some level of confidence with the words and concepts (using textbooks […]

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40 years of the Selfish Gene

An article by Matt Ridley in Nature reviews the impact of “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins, on the 40th anniversary of it’s publication. The Selfish Gene, and the subsequent books that Dawkins used to build on the ideas expounded […]

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The Polly Matzinger lectures on Danger

Dr. Polly Matzinger is running a lecture series on the “Danger model”, which is a great introduction to the concept, for new students of Immunology. Polly originally proposed the “Danger Model” in 1992 to explain how Immune responses are initiated […]

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Selected Online Resources For Learning Immunology

A selective list of some good audio-visual resources for learning basic immunology online. Trying to search for basic lessons in immunology on the web can be (unfortunately) excessively gratifying. For a new student, the challenge is to identify the genuinely […]

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Fun talks for the (budding) Immunologist

There are a lot of thought provoking popular science talks you can watch online .. and here are some we like. This is a new list we just started putting together – focusing on talks for a general audience (we […]

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A pre-graduate-school must-read list…

With the information overload today, it is easy to miss out on some eye-opening books that might be very helpful as you prepare for a life in science. Here are some I like: The books listed below are mostly written […]

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