Pre-requisite / Skillset for Immunology Internship
1. Intern should have the ability to outline the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the development and regulation of the immune response.
2. Ability to describe the cause, challenges and treatment for Immune System Pathologies and Dysfunctions.
3. Able to apply the major immunological laboratory techniques and their application to both clinical analysis and experimental research.
4. Must be familiar with the concepts of molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the development and regulation of the immune response.
5. Should aware of the concepts and mechanism behind tumour development, allergy and hypersensitivity reactions.
6. Should be familiar with the important techniques of Immunodiagnosis.
7. Should be aware of immune system structure and functions.
8. Require knowledge of immunity to various pathogens.
9. Should be familiar with the principles behind the production of therapeutic/diagnostic molecules.
Immunology Internship Test
Intern has to take Immunology internship test in which they will be asked 50 multiple-choice questions. They have to score grade A or A* on this test to be eligible for the internship. Here’s a sample set of questions on the Immunology topic.
1. State true or false.
Myeloid progenitor cells and lymphoid progenitor cells are derived from different HSCs.
Explanation: Hematopoietic stem cells are pluripotent stem cells and which have the capability to give rise to all the different kinds to blood cells. The lineage starts from the division of HSCs into myeloid progenitor cells and lymphoid progenitor cells.
2. Which of the following is NOT a cell type of the lymphoid lineage?
(A) Natural Killer Cells
(B) T Cells
(D) B cells
Explanation: From the lymphoid lineage, three cell types are generated namely B cell, T cell and Natural Killer Cells. Macrophages are the cells of myeloid lineage.
3. The bone marrow of which bone is not an active site for hematopoiesis?
Explanation: Bone marrow is majorly contained by all bones but bones which are active in hematopoiesis are long bones such as femur and humerus, sternum and the hip bone Ileum.
4. What is the structure that separates the secondary lymphoid organs from the rest of the body?
(A) Epithilial layer
(B) Fibrous capsule
(C) Mucosal capsule
(D) Bilipid layer
Explanation: The secondary lymphoid organs are highly organized structures. Fibrous capsule surrounds and separates the secondary lymphoid organs such as lymph nodes and spleen from rest of the body.
5. What are the signaling molecules of the immune system?
Explanation: Antigens are the foreign molecules and they act as the signal that indicates the presence of non-self molecules in the body. Cytokines are the molecules that are responsible for the interaction of the various immune cells.
Practice the full set of Immunology Multiple Choice Questions before applying for the internship.
How to apply for the Immunology Internship
1. Read the Sanfoundry Internship FAQs
2. Take the Immunology Internship Test
3. Submit the Internship Application Form
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