Immunology (IMM)



Immunology Institute investigators study the physiology and pathophysiology of immune cells with a special emphasis on the mechanisms of disease pathogenesis, and development of therapeutic interventions. Our main programmatic areas are Mucosal Immunology, Immunodeficiencies, Food Allergy, Immunotherapy, and Transplantation Immunology.

Our basic and clinical researchers collaborate extensively. We have unique and large populations of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), primary immunodeficiencies, food allergy, malignancies receiving immunotherapy, as well as recipients of solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplants who participate in research. Our program thus provides an advantage in terms of translational science. In areas where we do not have direct access to human samples, we create animal models of disease. This melding of patient populations with animal models and multiple approaches to study mechanisms is unique and serves to distinguish our Immunology program from other Immunology programs around the country. In our Immunology institute, faculty with interests in diverse aspects of the immune system work together to achieve excellence in research, mentoring, and training.


The goal of this training area is to provide students with a rigorous, flexible, and comprehensive education program in Immunology. Students will be trained to develop the conceptual and technical skills required to become outstanding scientists in the field of immunology.

Program Directors

Jeremiah Faith, PhD


Konstantina Alexandropoulos, PhD


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