Went for my monthly haircut last Sunday at supercuts (PhD stipend...). Only one hairdresser was available at the time, the same one that had cut my hair the last two times. We had a bit of small talk but it was a very quiet and fast haircut, no hot towel or mirror to check the back of my head at the end. I tipped my usual 25% and went to lab. I get home at night and look myself in the mirror and there are noticeable length differences just above the ears, next day I finally figure out how to look at the back of my head and notice the whole back looks awful and I have a rogue patch of hair hanging from my neck. I think to myself it was just a one time thing, but then I started to remember that the same hairdresser was very cold/rushed with me the previous 2 times (also no hot towel or mirror), and also remembered that the first time I saw her she was the only hairdresser not wearing a mask and also she seemed taken aback with my "I work in immunology research" answer after she asked what I do for a living. She also complained about "hispanics and their new year's firecrackers" (I'm from southamerica) to me, so I start to make a few assumptions about this person...
TL;DR: Don't tell your masks-less hairdresser in Texas that you work in immunology
"We expect our vaccine candidate for prevention of genital herpes to proceed to human trials by summer 2022. We are now working on a vaccine as treatment for genital herpes that will reduce the frequency of outbreaks for people already infected. We are also evaluating whether we can develop a vaccine to prevent and treat oral herpes."
Hey! What are your thoughts on UC Berkeley extension immunology course? Tell me your experience( hw,quizzes, tests, papers..etc) and who did you have?
Hi. I do hope this question is allowed. I am currently busy reading Philipp Dettmer - Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive and am enjoying it. Do you guys have any suggestions for what I can read after this like perhaps an undergrad textbook or something in that vein? I don't exactly want to become an immunologist or anything of that sort (I am in my 2nd year as a BSc Mathematics student). I just want to expand my knowledge base on this one field a little bit beyond what the above book had to offer.
I graduated in 2021 with a B.Sc. in Applied Math, and I was wondering if anyone has had experience/success in applying for a second degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill. I have a CGPA in the 3.75 - 3.8 range.
Basically, I hate what I studied and was too hardheaded to quit. Now I feel stuck on one career path that I find difficult to motivate myself for. Does anyone have advice or insights? Apologies if this is not the right place to ask.
How’s your work-life (More so in terms of if you have a family / workplace environment)? Do you feel satisfied/compensated well in comparison to others fields?
For anyone that’s an immunology major, what’s your second major? Do the program requirements work out okay and do you like the combo?
Like the title says, I need to decide whether to take biophysics (online) vs immunology (in person with laboratory).
I think biophysics might be useful to study for the MCAT. Also, the professor is good, so its an easy A.
I think immunology would be useful to understand the subject and because the professor has connections with research opportunities. But I don't think it would be too useful for the MCAT.
With one or the other class I would be taking 17 units total, so taking both might unfortunately be too much... Or should I try taking both anyways?
Any suggestions please? :)
Just wondering if anyone's final grades for Immunology are up yet/shown on their unofficial transcript? The course sent out an email shortly after the final mentioning what your course grade was a few weeks ago, so I assumed that grading was complete, but I still don't see it on my transcript so far?
I'm just wondering whether to email about it if something happened to me in particular, or wait a bit if others also don't have a grade posted yet.
Edit: it now should be posted on the transcripts for everyone!
The theory behind BC007 is B cells learn to generate functional autoantibodies (fAAB) that bind to the adrenergic group of cellular receptors. The fAAB, like any immunoglobulin, have an fc tail that binds to cellular fc receptors.
Can these fAAB glue two red blood cells together? I mean, can one red blood cell bind to the fAAB with an adrenergic receptor and another other red blood bind to the fc on the fAAB? If so, would that cause micro clots?
This is everything I’ve needed to know to answer immunology practice questions for step 1 (and shelf exams).
Since I last published it I’ve added a few things here and there.
It includes a list of all cytokines and cell surface markers in First Aid 2021
Actually I'd like to strengthen my knowledge regards to immunology, and I found a book titled "Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease" from NCBI Book. Is this book sufficient for my goal?. Also, I'm open for your suggestions.
This is the link of the book, if you are interested: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK27092/
i feel like my basics are lacking. I've done bnb but still. Anything else I can try?
Has anyone taken Principles of Immunology with Neha Arora or the class in general? Is it extremely hard or doable? I can’t seem to find this professor on Rate My Professors so I’m not sure if I’m making a terrible decision taking this class. It is an online class.
Thanks for responds
Hello everyone. In this post, I want to provide an overview of BIOL 3120 based on my experience or perspective. Generally, I will talk about how the course was like and such. Please keep in mind not everything I say in this post will age well; the format of the course may change so who knows? Additionally, it may not be 100% accurate as your experience may be different than mine, so please keep that in mind. I will begin talking about the course and the instructor below.
I have taken this course with Tanya Da Sylva in Fall 2021, and it was actually remote (online, not in-person). BIOL 3120 teaches about how the immune system fights against infection, and the development and mechanism of immune responses. The course was rather easy and flexible; it is easy to get a high grade if you put an effort that is. The course consisted of assignments and activities, which I will talk about them later. There were no midterms or exams. The course seems to encourage students to be collaborative as well; discussing with your colleagues for the assignments is perfectly fine but plagiarism is NOT. So do not plagiarize or you will get in trouble. The course provides concept videos or lectures in my professor’s Youtube playlist and some readings. The course has three parts consisting of different topics and materials. For each week, you would be assigned to complement particular concept videos and particular readings and you can complete them at your own pace. There really is no penalty for missing them, but I still recommend you to keep up with the materials so that you won’t get left behind.
As for my instructor, Tanya Da Sylva is absolutely a wonderful professor and is regarded as one of the best ones out there. She is very accommodating and she is incredibly compassionate towards her students. She is always willing to help her students when she can and she makes the course quite flexible so that you can have plenty of time to finish your assignments. I often find my colleagues keep expressing how great she is.
This consists of one Syllabus & Academic Integrity quiz, class activities, and four assignments. The professor will provide you with the outlines but I will describe them anyway so that maybe you will get an idea of what they are like. Before I describe them, I will list them below first:
VANCOUVER, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: CYDY) (“CytoDyn” or the “Company”), a late-stage biotechnology company developing leronlimab, a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, today announced that its research paper entitled “CCR5 receptor occupancy analysis reveals increased peripheral blood CCR5+CD4+ T cells following treatment with the anti-CCR5 antibody Leronlimab” has been accepted by Frontiers in Immunology, a leading journal in its field publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across basic, translational and clinical immunology.
The article can be found here: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fimmu.2021.794638/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Immunology&id=794638
Importantly, the results of the study outlined in the research paper:
Establish two CCR5 receptor occupancy calculation methods for longitudinal monitoring of anti-CCR5 therapeutic antibody blockade efficacy in both macaques and humans;
Demonstrate that CCR5+CD4+ T cell levels temporarily increase with leronlimab treatment; and
Facilitate future detailed investigations into the immunological impacts of CCR5 inhibition in multiple pathophysiological processes.
“We are thrilled that the Frontiers in Immunology journal has published this important paper to inform further the scientific community of these exciting developments with leronlimab,” said CytoDyn’s Chief Medical Officer, Scott A. Kelly M.D. “We will relentlessly pursue the various indications for leronlimab to realize its full therapeutic potential. Our continued work on the mechanism of action of leronlimab continues to lay the foundation for more exciting opportunities of leronlimab for patients and our shareholders.”
Just graduated in December and on the market. My goal has always been to be in a broader area like primary or emergency, and I've been advised before not to specialize early and lose the chance to really lock in my assessment skills. Don't know the validity of this concept but definitely had other experienced practitioners agree with it.
The other big piece of advice has been to go where you'll be mentored and not be thrown to the wolves.
Today I was getting allergy tested since my family has recently discovered their own new allergies. When the owner of the practice heard I was a new grad he got very excited and seems quite interested in hiring me. He is highly distinguished with lots of publications in immunology research. I think he'd be an excellent teacher. His initial field was internal medicine - I assume this the common route into immunology.
I've read the other threads pertaining to allergy/immunology and it seems like a pleasant workplace, relatively low-key, good work balance, etc.
I still think I'd want to transition to emergency later on. Down the line I want to volunteer in disaster medicine and do rural locums in EM. I'm active in search and rescue and highly interested in remote and wilderness medicine. But I've always viewed the first few years as a time to build my basis in medicine. Maybe immunology is broad enough to do that, I just don't know, which is why I'm here asking.
Assuming it was the supportive practice that it appears to be, would it be a good starting spot given my goals? Pros/cons?
Thanks in advance.
I'm a student in biology and I realy love immunology, but I'm wondering where should I go to learn a lot in the purpose of making a PhD. I can't tell if I prefer biochemistry, cellular biology or physiology.
I have a master's degree in human biology but I need to do a one-year degree before post graduate study and I don't know where I should go. I was told that in France where I live, Institut Pasteur's degrees are quite good but I don't really know.
Thanks a lot to you all, I hope this is the right place to ask this !
I'm looking for a book that helps me understand about the basic of Immune system. It can be an academic book as well. Once after reading the book, I should be aware of how the system works. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Hello! I’m looking for a graduate level book recommendation. I’m trying to review microbiology/virology and immunology is the last book I need a grad level to review for and I need a good rec please! Thanks in advance!!
Any immunologists around? What does your job entail? What are the pros and cons? What is the work life balance like? Would you recommend it as a career?