Phylogenetic tree figure showing the evolution of the immune system. (Image by Dr. Nadia Danilova.)
This course features a complete bibliography of readings
In this course, evolutionary pathways that have led to the development of innate and adaptive immunity are analyzed, the conserved and unique features of the immune response from bacteria to higher vertebrates is traced, and factors, such as adaptive changes in pathogens that have shaped the evolution of immune system are identified.
This course includes contributions from Dr. Susann Beetz, a co-instructor for this course in 2003.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.