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Kuby Immunology (8th Edition)

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15 June 2018

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Janis Kuby’s groundbreaking introduction to immunology was the first textbook for the course actually written to be a textbook. Like no other text, it combined an experimental emphasis with extensive pedagogical features to...

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Janis Kuby’s groundbreaking introduction to immunology was the first textbook for the course actually written to be a textbook. Like no other text, it combined an experimental emphasis with extensive pedagogical features to help students grasp basic concepts.

Now in a thoroughly updated new edition, Kuby Immunology remains the only undergraduate introduction to immunology written by teachers of the course. In the Kuby tradition, authors Judy Owen, Jenni Punt, and Sharon Stranford present the most current concepts in an experimental context, conveying the excitement of scientific discovery, and highlight important advances, but do so with the focus on the big picture of the study of immune response, enhanced by unsurpassed pedagogical support for the first-time learner.


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  • Stronger Focus on the Big Picture of Immunology
  • Chapters 15-19 covers key clinical concepts and issues.
  • New Chapter 13. Mucosal Immunity and the Microbiome




1. Overview of the Immune System
2. Cells, Organs, and Microenvironments of the Immune System
3. Recognition and Response
4. Innate Immunity
5. The Complement System
6. The Organization and Expression of Lymphocyte Receptor Genes
7. The Major Histocompatibility Complex and Antigen Presentation
8. T-Cell Development
9. B-Cell Development
10. T-Cell Activation, Differentiation, and Memory
11. B-Cell Activation, Differentiation, and Memory
12. Effector Responses: Cell- and Antibody-Mediated Immunity
13. Mucosal Immunity and the Microbiome
14. The Immune Response in Time and Space
15. Allergy, Hypersensitivities, and Chronic Inflammation
16. Tolerance, Autoimmunity, and Transplantation
17. Infectious Diseases and Vaccines
18. Immunodeficiency Disorders
19. Cancer and the Immune System
20. Experimental Methods and Systems
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Jenni Punt - has been a Professor of Biology at Haverford College since 1996. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, who majored in Biology at Haverford College, she attended a combined VMD/PhD (immunology) program at the University of Pennsylvania before doing her post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Alfred Singer at the National Institutes of Health. She has received numerous teaching awards at Haverford College, as well as the American Association of Immunologist Distinguished Service Award for teaching and helping to develop their Introductory Course Curriculum. 

Sharon Stranford - received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Hahnemann University (now Drexel) in Philadelphia, where she studied...

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Jenni Punt - has been a Professor of Biology at Haverford College since 1996. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, who majored in Biology at Haverford College, she attended a combined VMD/PhD (immunology) program at the University of Pennsylvania before doing her post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Alfred Singer at the National Institutes of Health. She has received numerous teaching awards at Haverford College, as well as the American Association of Immunologist Distinguished Service Award for teaching and helping to develop their Introductory Course Curriculum. 

Sharon Stranford - received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Hahnemann University (now Drexel) in Philadelphia, where she studied autoimmunity with Elizabeth Blankenhorn. After graduating, she spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University in England, exploring transplantation immunology, followed by 3 years at the University of California, San Francisco, working on HIV/AIDS with Dr. Jay Levy. In 2001 she was hired as a Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College, a small liberal arts college for women in South Hadley, MA, where she is currently an Associate Professor serving the Department of Biological Sciences and the Program in Biochemistry.

Patricia Jones - the Dr. Nancy Chang Professor in the Department of Biology in the School of Humanities and Sciences. She received her Ph. D. in Biology/Immunology from Johns Hopskins Unviersity in 1974 and joined Stanford's Faculty in 1978. Among various administrative appointments, she currently serves as the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity (since 2000).


Judith Owen - has served on the faculty of Haverford College, Pennsylvania since 1981, where she is the first holder of the Elizabeth Ufford Green Chair of Natural Sciences. Judith earned B.A. and M.A. (Hons) degrees from Cambridge University, England and pursued her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania with the late Dr. Norman Klinman followed by postdoctoral studies at the Wistar Institute with Dr. Peter Doherty. Judith has served on the Education Committee of the American Association of Immunologists, (AAI) and as Chair of the AAI Membership Committee. 

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