BCM Graduate Program in Immunology

Welcome to The Methodological Annex

TMA is a collaborative website about Immunological Methods that anyone can edit!

The Methodological AnnexEdit

In 2009 the Program in Immunology in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine created a “methodological annex” to our weekly departmental journal club which all of our graduate students attend. This is a voluntary meeting, for one hour immediately after the journal club, for students who haven’t yet passed their Qualifying Exam; two to three faculty members also attend. Faculty assign a question about the methods of the paper to each of four students each week; they are responsible for explaining the method and responding to questions in Qualifying Exam style.

The outcome- after one year we have spent over 40 hours in The Methodological Annex, covering roughly 160 methods.

This year we will begin posting these topics in a new public wiki, (from [1] The following link provides an index to the questions organized by the paper that initiated the question:


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