Decoding the body’s shield

Course Available in Sao Paulo

Unlocking the Body's Defenses: Navigating the Intricate World of Immunology in Medicine and Disease

Embark on an illuminating journey with "Unlocking the Body's Defenses: Navigating the Intricate World of Immunology in Medicine and Disease." This enthralling course invites students to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of health sciences, unraveling the intricate dance between immunology, medicine, and the relentless challenges posed by diseases. Engaging in a series of engaging activities, students will deepen their grasp of immunology, genetics, cancer biology, cardiovascular health, infectious diseases, and the ever-evolving landscape of global health crises. This unique experience goes beyond traditional learning, offering hands-on opportunities such as mastering immunological assays, performing dissections, deciphering scientific research papers, and participating in a thrilling Covid-19 simulation game to trace the spread of disease. By the course's conclusion, students will not only possess a profound understanding of the immune system's role in maintaining health and combating diseases but will also be armed with critical thinking skills essential for deciphering cutting-edge research in immunology and its implications for medical progress. Additionally, the course fosters the development of problem-solving abilities, effective communication, leadership, social responsibility, and global citizenship skills. Join this captivating expedition as we unravel the secrets of the immune system, unveiling the extraordinary prowess of our body's defenders in the face of diseases. This unique class will get students into a medical school lab to investigate what keeps humans healthy, which is essential for all future doctors to understand. The instructor, who has studied at multiple top global universities, works with one of the leading experts on this topic, giving students an exceptional sneak peek into the human body. 

Program Calendar:
January 15 – 26, 2024 (Monday to Friday)

From 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

In-person in your country

Alev Baysoy

Yale University, Princeton University, and Harvard Medical School

Alev Baysoy is a Ph.D. researcher in Biomedical Engineering at Yale University who works with Dr. Rong Fan. She studies technologies that can be used to profile single cells in various immunological contexts, such as cancer, autoimmunity, and other complex human diseases. Alev graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biological engineering before continuing her studies in Immunology and data science in Boston at Harvard Medical School and The Broad Institute. Now, as an engineer training in the technology- and biology-involved immunotherapy development, she ultimately hopes to start her own company, focusing on mitigating cancer.