LMP1101H: Basic concepts in inflammatory/autoimmune arthritis

Who can attend

No specific courses are required; however, we prefer background knowledge in:

  • cellular/molecular biology (LMP1510 or equivalent)
  • biochemistry (LMP301H1, BCH242Y or equivalent)
  • immunopathology (LMP403H1 or equivalent)

Course description

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the spectrum of immune-mediated arthritic diseases
  • Recognize the genomic and environmental influences in the pathogenesis of various forms of arthritis

Course coordinator

Dr. Vinod Chandran


lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered in odd years (i.e. years ending in 1,3, etc.) in the Winter session.

Tuesdays 2 – 4 pm


Evaluation methods

Final exam – 75%

In-class presentation – 15%

Participation in class – 10%





March 2, 2021

Introduction to immune response: the spectrum of immune-mediated inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Dr. Vinod Chandran

March 9, 2021

Deep Phenotyping in Arthritis

Dr. Mohit Kapoor

March 23, 2021

The environment: microbiome and infectious agents in arthritis

Dr. Bryan Coburn

March 30, 2021

Genomic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies in arthritis

Dr. Proton Rahman

Professor of Medicine, MUN (Memorial University)

April 6, 2021

Integration of omic studies with clinical data in arthritis

Dr. Igor Jurisica

Department of Computer Sciences

April 20, 2021

Final Examination

Dr. Vinod Chandran