IMM221H1 - Origins of Immunology

Course Description:

This course will examine the milestones in the field of immunology from ancient to current times, with specific emphasis on 1880 to 1980. It will observe how the concept of immunity has changed over time and examine the major events and discoveries that shaped how immunology is viewed today. Pioneers, such as Edward Jenner, Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch, Paul Ehrlich and Brigitte Askonas, and their contributions to the field will be discussed in both historical and scientific context as well as their impact on society. Assignments are staggered for students to build upon instructor’s feedback.

Course Instructor:

Dr. TJ Yi

Recommended Preparation:

BIO120H1, BIO130H1