Course: MIC 701-00 / CRN Number: 34535

Name: Inflammation Journal Club

Course-masters: Dr. Jessy Deshane & Mentor, Dr. David Chaplin

Term: Spring Semester

Grade: Pass/Fail

Hours: 1 credit



Inflammation Journal Club presents the state of the art papers that fall broadly in the area of inflammation, which include aspects of basic cellular and molecular mechanisms, animal models and immunopathology of human diseases including, infectious diseases, cancer and chronic lung diseases.


The papers presented should fit the following criteria:

- Research reports in peer-reviewed journals

- Important new findings of general interest

- Novel methodology

- Nature reviews

- Published within the past year


Format: Informal discussions- no powerpoints


Outline for presentations:


Brief history of research of the group

Scientific questions addressed in the paper

Brief but detailed discussion of the model system

Discussion of figures (discussion of all figures are not necessary)

Novel observations, contributions of the paper to advance the field, clinical implications.

Summary of the findings (summary diagram)



This journal club meets weekly at 8 AM on Thursdays at Lucys coffee shop.