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Stephen Juris

Publication Date - December 2021

ISBN: 9780190200312

608 pages
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An authoritative presentation without excessive detail, Juris' Immunology offers the most contemporary view of the concepts, scientific research, and cutting-edge applications in the field today.


Immunology offers the most contemporary perspective on the science available, providing a clear, easy-to-follow introduction to the discipline suitable for undergraduate students. In a course where students often get lost in vast amounts of detail and the sheer complexity of the immune response, Immunology helps students see "the big picture" with an approachable narrative that presents the exquisite details of immunology while emphasizing the connections between key themes that students so often lose sight of when learning the material.

Immunology features an exceptional illustration program and includes simple, clear explanations, abundant examples, and features that unravel the mysteries of immunology through accounts of classical discoveries and recent, cutting-edge research. Since many students in the course are preparing to enter careers in research, medicine, and other health professions, an appropriate amount of applied knowledge and clinical content is included in the narrative, features, and engaging case studies. Students will easily be able to make connections, moving beyond memorizing just what we know to truly understanding how we know what we know--and why.


  • Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives guide student learning of each chapter's key questions.
  • Checkpoint Questions: End-of-section Checkpoint Questions reinforce student learning by focusing on the main concepts from each section.
  • Chapter Summaries: Each chapter concludes with a summary of essential points covered in the exploration of each key question.
  • Case Studies: Advanced undergraduate immunology courses tend to draw students who aspire to careers in health-related professions.
  • Emerging Science: Examples of modern research in immunology give students both a connection to the latest technology and a means to practice understanding of primary literature.
  • Key Discoveries: This text rests on the bedrock of research presented in primary literature.
  • Evolution and Immunity: This feature helps students see the bigger picture of the immune system by exploring the evolutionary connections of immune systems from diverse organisms.
  • Process Diagrams: Carefully thought-out and precisely rendered Process Diagrams walk readers through each step of key processes.
  • Dynamic detail: Exquisitely drawn illustrations give students insight into cellular and molecular details they can otherwise only imagine.
  • Making Connections: A signature feature of the book, Making Connections relates material students are reading about in one chapter to concepts and mechanisms they have learned about in previous chapters.

About the Author(s)

Stephen J. Juris is Associate Professor at Central Michigan University. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and completed a postdoctorate at Harvard Medical School. Stephen’s research interests focus on the role of bacterial toxins in bacterial pathogenesis. His dissertation work was conducted on Yersinia pestis (causative agent of the bubonic plague) and its role in shutting down the immune response. His postdoctoral work examined the biochemical and biophysical action of anthrax toxin, including transport across endosomal membranes and action within cells. His current research at CMU focuses on a toxin made by Vibrio cholerae (causative agent of cholera) and the role the toxin plays in disruption of the cytoskeleton in intestinal epithelial cells. During his tenure at CMU, he has taught courses in Immunology, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and others. When he is not in the lecture hall or in the lab, he enjoys running, golf, and spending time with his family and friends.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to Immunology and the Immune System
    2. Innate Immunity
    3. The Complement System
    4. Overview of Adaptive Immunity
    5. Development of T Lymphocytes
    6. Antigen Recognition by T Lymphocytes
    7. T Cell-Mediated Adaptive Immunity
    8. Development of B Lymphocytes
    9. Immunoglobulins, Antibodies, and B-Cell Diversity
    10. B Cell-Mediated Adaptive Immunity
    11. Immunological Memory and Vaccination
    12. Mucosal Immunity
    13. Pathogen Evasion of the Immune System
    14. Immunodeficiencies
    15. Allergies and Hypersensitivity Reactions
    16. Autoimmune Diseases
    17. Transplantation and Immune Responses
    18. Cancer and the Immune System

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