Immunology Journal Club

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Taught by Cynthia L. Baldwin, Samuel J. Black, Richard A. Goldsby, Eric Martz, and Barbara A. Osborne.

Immunology Journal Club meets Fridays at 12:20 PM in Paige 214. Typically one paper is presented by a student at each meeting.

Auditors are always welcome. Grading is pass/fail. Registered students are expected to make one presentation and to attend all meetings.

Students presenting are expected to make their own selection from the literature (see below), but are welcome to consult one of the immunology faculty for advice.

In most semesters, papers are presented from any area of immunology. In some semesters, the faculty restrict the papers presented to a specific topic. During recent years, such topics were programmed cell death, virus immunology, and receptor-mediated signalling.

Papers for presentation are to be selected from the following top-ranking journals: Cell, Immunity, Nature, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Virology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, or Science. Papers from other journals can be presented with prior approval of a faculty member.