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


  • Welcome to our Incoming 2023-24 Immunology Program Class

    We'd like to welcome our outstanding first year class to begin their graduate training in Autumn 2023. We look forward to having them become part of our Stanford Immunology community.
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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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