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The Stanford Immunology Interdepartmental Program (IDP) offers interdisciplinary training in research and teaching leading to a Ph.D. in Immunology. The primary goal of the program is to provide outstanding training and education and graduating productive and innovative young scientists prepared for successful careers in immunology and related disciplines. Our students benefit greatly from the long tradition of collaboration among the immunology laboratories, with an emphasis on the application of cutting edge approaches to problems in cellular, molecular, computational, and clinical immunology. Immunology faculty members are leaders in their respective areas of research, and often incorporate bench to bedside approaches.


Racial Justice

"We stand in strong solidarity with our Black trainees and colleagues."

Message from the Director


  • Winter TA Orientation: Saturday, January 14, 1–4 p.m. Lathrop Library (directions). This event is highly recommended for all winter quarter TAs. It will provide a foundation in evidence-based teaching practices for new and returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community. Topics covered include creating inclusive learning environments, leading equitable discussion, and holding effective office hours and review sessions.
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  • Professor Shoshana Levy passed away on November 16, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Colleagues around the globe describe her as a generous collaborator, always willing to share reagents and cell lines.
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  • Stanford chemist Carolyn Bertozzi was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her development of bioorthogonal reactions, which allow scientists to explore cells and track biological processes without disrupting the normal chemistry of the cell.
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Chair's Message

  • Stanford Immunology is home to faculty, students, postdocs, and staff who work together to develop internationally recognized research in immunology. Join us in this exciting journey!

    Olivia Martinez, Ph.D.
    Professor of Surgery
    Director of Stanford Immunology
    Director of PhD Program in Immunology

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Watch this video of Mark Davis speaking with Jim Heath and David Baltimore at the Institute for Systems Biology Roundtable Series. 

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