In the Immunology (IMM) training area, we emphasize both basic and translational research. We study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of various aspects of the immune system. We also investigate how these mechanisms are altered in different types of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, as well as in the settings of cancer and transplantation. Our strengths are most notable in in the areas of mucosal immunology, innate immunity and inflammation, food allergy, primary and secondary immune deficiency, tumor immunology, and transplant immunology.
We have a multidisciplinary approach that combines both hypothesis and data driven science with the newest technologies in flow cytometry, imaging, biochemistry, genetics and genomics. IMM is a multidisciplinary training area (MTA) in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.