The laboratories supervised by the full-time faculty focus primarily on immunologic mechanisms and disorders; some of the major areas of interest currently include:
- B and T cell growth and differentiation;
- tumor immunology;
- control mechanisms of immunoglobulin production;
- mucosal antigen presentation;
- regulation of lymphokine and monokine production;
- respiratory epithelial cell antigen presentation;
- monocyte/macrophage function in HIV infection;
- T cell immunophenotypic changes in HIV-1 infection;
- murine models of airway hyper-reactivity;
- allergen characterization and
- plasmid DNA vaccines.
The division is also supported by a large, state-of-the-art Flow Cytometry facility, an Immunology Diagnostic Testing lab, the Core Research Facilities, and extensive computer services, including access to medical search services and internet resources.