Our mission is to advance the field of immunology by connecting scientists and physicians across disciplines to perform cutting-edge research to positively impact patient care.
Autoimmunity research investigates human immune responses against its own healthy cells and tissues that result in disease.
Molecular immunology research studies the proteomic, genetic, epigenetic, and metabolic pathways controlling the immune response.
Immunology Research Roundtable
Immunology Research Roundtables run from September to May. Each session is a one hour presentation with the following hour reserved for a Q&A and meet-and-greet to share science and collaborate.
The Center for Immunology provides support for innovative early stage basic and translational research in Immunology and related science.
Congratulations to this year’s Pilot Grant awardees:
- Weiguo Cui, PhD - “BATF regulated Treg activation, differentiation and lineage stability”
- Matthew Hodges, PhD - "BATF regulated Treg activation, differentiation and lineage stability
COVID-19 Research Award
The Center is seeking applications for a COVID-19 Research Award to support our members in obtaining a better understanding the fundamental immunologic processes and the pathophysiological impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Learn more about the COVID-19 Research Award (PDF).
Exploratory Seed Grant
The Center is pleased to announce an Exploratory Seed Grant to help our members to obtain preliminary data that informs new research directions or that builds upon a new multidisciplinary collaboration.
Congratulations to this year's Exploratory Seed Grant awardees:
- James Verbsky, MD, PhD & Jack Routes, MD - "Single Cell RNAseq of activated T cells from patients with GLILD"
Research Training Award
The Center is seeking to support predoctoral, postdoctoral fellow, or faculty investigators looking to complete advanced training in immunology.
Congratulations to this year's Training Award recipient:
- Yiwei Kong from Dr. Yi-Guang Chen's Lab
The Center is seeking to support a new program of Travel Grants for predoctoral, postdoctoral, or faculty investigators presenting immunology-focused research at an international, national, or regional meeting.
Congratulations to this year's Travel Award recipient:
- Wen Zhu from Dr. Demin Wang's Lab
Interest groups are new multidisciplinary working groups of clinicians and scientists coming together over shared immunological research.
Immunotherapy Interest Group
The Center for Immunology has formed an Immunotherapy interest group to discuss issues with current clinical trials, possibilities for new trials best utilization of resources and clinical specimens for research purposes.
Medical Student Interest Group
Students participating in the Center for Immunology’s Student Interest Group are working to influence immunology education and research across campus.
Immuno-Oncology Working Group
The Immuno-Oncology Working Group has formed to focused on the interface of immunology and human cancer study mechanisms through clinical trials.
Chemokine Super Group
The student based working group focuses on structure function, pharmacology, and functional roles for chemokines in health and disease.