Immunology PhD Program

Immunology PhD Program

The Immunology PhD Program is an interdepartmental program offering training in immunology and related basic and clinical biomedical sciences. More than 40 faculty members from nine departments in the School of Medicine as well as the Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Humanities support trainees.

The research interests of our faculty cover the full breadth of modern immunology, including cellular, molecular, clinical and structural immunology. Among other areas, their work is exploring the development and function of: 

  • T- and B-lymphocytes 
  • Natural killer cells 
  • Regulatory T-cells 
  • Specific tissues and organs that contribute to host defenses

The program also has a strong molecular component with many laboratories investigating molecules involved in the induction and expression of immune responsiveness. 

Program Directors

The Dr. Nancy Chang Professor, Emerita
Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation)


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Funding Opportunities

Expert tutelage and financial support helps trainees develop the independence, critical skills and sense of inquiry that will allow them to meet the challenges and changes that lie ahead.