Research Collaborate Lab Hall


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.

Research Bench Lab


Autoimmunity research investigates human immune responses against its own healthy cells and tissues that result in disease.

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Host Defense

Research focused on immune host defense provided by both passive and active mechanisms and are involved in defining host susceptibility or resistance to infection, trauma, or other disease threats.
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Immuno-oncology research is the study and development of treatments that take advantage of the body's immune system to fight cancer.
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Molecular Immunology

Molecular immunology research studies the proteomic, genetic, epigenetic, and metabolic pathways controlling the immune response.

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Neuroinflammation research investigates immune and inflammatory responses within the brain or spinal cord.




Members of R-Club will meet once a month to help our faculty and physicians submit competitive R-level grant applications. New ideas and topical research questions, and clinical trials are encouraged. R-Club will start in the fall, please contact us if you'd like to be a faculty member and attend R-Club.
Immunology Research Roundtable

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.

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

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

Travel Award

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

Interest Groups

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.