Welcome to Stanford Immunology

Program News

Maria Birukova, 1990-2016

Stanford Immunology is grieving the tragic loss of Maria Birukova, an MD/PhD student who began her Stanford studies in August 2013.  Maria died after a climbing accident on Sunday, September 18 in Bishop, CA.  A memorial service to honor Maria is being planned for later this fall.


2016 Asilomar Retreat Prize Results!

Michael Bscheider, Roshni Roy Chowdhury, Erika Bongen, and Ian Linde won the best postdoc and graduate student posters at this year's annual Immunology retreat.   


Click HERE to visit the Asilomar page.

Photo courtesy of Albert Tsai

Stanford Immunology Students Combat Anti-Vaccine Movement with Video - "I Just Can't Wait for My Vaccine."

Immunology In-The-News: Fall 2016

Five faculty elected to medical academy

The academy elected Stanford faculty members Laura Carstensen, Christopher Garcia, Mark Krasnow, Mark Musen and Thomas Rando to its membership.

Podcast: Inside the world of microbiota

Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford, discusses how the world of microbes and bacteria interplay with human health.

New blood test may predict cardiovascular disease

An assessment blending several measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar.

How Zika affects cranial precursor cells

New research shows that cranial neural crest cells can be infected by the Zika virus, causing them to secrete high levels of cytokines that can affect neurons in the developing brain.

Faulty DNA repair makes for old, crotchety immune cells; triggers inflammatory disease

I recently wrote an article for our magazine, Stanford Medicine, about the disturbing tendency of our immune systems, as the years go by, to get stuck in a state of low-grade inflammation — a phenomenon some have nicknamed “inflammaging.”

Iron nanoparticles help treat cancer

Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system’s ability to destroy tumor cells.

From the desk of Dr. Patricia Jones, Director

Stanford Immunology is home to faculty, students, postdocs and staff who work together to produce internationally recognized research in many fields of immunology. The long tradition of collaboration among the immunology laboratories at Stanford fosters highly productive interdisciplinary research, with an emphasis on the application of molecular approaches to problems in cellular and clinical immunology. Faculty research interests include both bench-to-bedside approaches and basic science research. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars receive outstanding training through their participation in research, teaching, seminars, journal clubs, and the annual Stanford Immunology Scientific Conference. Many members of our community are also affiliated with Stanford Institutes of Medicine. Stanford Immunology joined the Institute of Immunity, Transplantation and Infection in January 2011.