The early history of Stanford Immunology

Immunol Res. 2014 May;58(2-3):164-78. doi: 10.1007/s12026-014-8518-z.


From its 1960 beginnings in a pair of windowless Genetics Department laboratories under the Stanford Medical School Dean's Office to its current broad-based program, which joins faculty members from departments across the Medical School, the Stanford Immunology Program has played a central role in shaping both basic and clinical immunology thinking. In this article, we tell the story of the beginnings of this odyssey in a reminiscence-based format that brings the flavor of the time in the words of people who lived and built the history.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Allergy and Immunology* / history
  • Allergy and Immunology* / trends
  • Animals
  • California
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Research* / history
  • Research* / trends
  • Schools, Medical*