Immunology Laboratory Class Home Page
for students enrolled in
Microbiology 542: Immunology Laboratory
See also Immunology (Microbiology 540).
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Spring 2003 Class Information
Lab Morrill IVN 10 (577-3103), Office Fernald 209 (545-2325).
Cynthia L. Baldwin
545-3167/545-5543, Paige Hall (Dept. Vet. Animal Sci.)
- Teaching Assistants:
- Joy Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org, 545-1936, Morrill IVN 310 (Pomposiello Lab)
- Chiranjeev Dash, email@example.com, 545-2326, Fernald 209 (Martz Ofc.)
- Aihong Zhang, firstname.lastname@example.org, 545-4567, Marcus 201 (Computer Engineering)
542 Class Web Resources
- 3D Protein Structure Visualization and Evolution for 542
are featured in computer graphic tutorials
section of the
Molecular Visualization Freeware (formerly "RasMol") Home Page.
UMass Animal Care Office.
See the FAQ for
questions such as "Who is responsible? Why must animals be used? Why
aren't alternatives used? How often are animals fed, cleaned, checked?
Where do the animals live? How do investigators get
approval to use animals? Are dogs and cats used on the UMass campus?"
Questions People Ask About Animals in Research
with answers from The American Physiological Society.
Information about research vs. animal rights:
Americans for Medical Progress.
The BALB/c inbred mouse, information from the international source,
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME US.
Microscopy Primer (Florida State U).
A huge site where you can easily get lost, but for our course,
see especially these interactive simulations:
Achieving Koehler illumination
Condenser aperture diaphragm contrast/resolution tradeoff
Blood Leukocytes; Histology of Immunopathology.
Photomicrographs of human blood leukocytes
- courtesy Sherri Wick, U Nebraska Omaha
Flow Cytometry Experiments, Software
, and Results
- Dot Plots and Histograms
SEM: Free Software Download!
1997 Revised Guidelines for Performing CD4+ T-Cell
Determinations in Persons Infected with Human
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Spectrophotometry, Dilutions, Accuracy and Precision
ELISA for Rabbit IgG;
Quantitative Recoveries for IgG Purification/Fragmentation
Information for TA's
Immunology Laboratory (Microbiology 542) owes a permanent debt
of gratitude to
A. Bruce MacDonald, Head of the Microbiology Department from
designed the antibody purification and fragmentation exercises in this course,
and taught the course from 1978 until his untimely death in 1997.
Bruce's knowledge of and enthusiasm for immunochemistry will be missed.
Francis J. DeToma and A. Bruce MacDonald, Experimental Immunology.
A Guidebook. MacMillan Publishing Co., NY, 1987.
On-Line Immunology Resources
p53, a tumor suppressor molecule
studied in Barbara Osborne's lab at UMass.
(From 1tup.pdb by Cho et al.)
Worldwide Immunology Resources.
Includes links to societies, organizations, on-line journals, funding
agencies, antibody resources, the DNA vaccine web, etc. etc.
Immunology at UMass
Poison Ivy: an exaggerated immune response
to nothing much.