Instructor: Richard Bungiro
Course: BIOL0530: Principles of Immunology
Introduction to experimental and theoretical foundations of immunology. Focuses on concepts, landmark experiments and recent advances. Topics include innate and adaptive immunity; structure/function of antibody molecules and T cell receptors; regulation of immune responses through cellular interactions. Applications of concepts to medically significant issues (vaccines, transplantation, inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer, HIV/AIDS) are discussed. Interpretative analysis of experimental data is emphasized.
What students said about the course:
"Dr. Bungiro took a very creative approach in his audio and visual displays...to bring humor into an otherwise dry subject."
"He used his creativity to help us enjoy learning."
"Made things much easier to understand."
Instructional Technologist's Comments:
Professor Bungiro has created an pop-culture futuristic vampire ridden other world experience for students in his Principles of Immunology course. Relying heavily on pop culture and inherent creativity, Professor Bungiro takes standard technology tools and twists them to conform to his non-traditional teaching methods. Professor Bungiro’s creative use of pop-culture and multimedia, creatively inspired his students through humor and a broader sense of connection with the advanced biological material. His visually engaging material, including a performance of “Don’t Stop B-cell-ievin”, encourages students to connect with the material.