Welcome to the Graduate Program in Immunology Homepage

The University of Michigan has been involved in Immunology-related research since the 1880s, but it wasn't until 1993, that a group of faculty from both basic science and clinical departments successfully obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health for an institutional T32 training grant to support students and post-doctoral fellows doing "Experimental Immunology."  This T32 grant, which is still active today, was the basis for the formation of the Immunology Graduate Program founded in 1999.

The Immunology Graduate Program is an inter-departmental program comprised of faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows from many different departments within the University of Michigan Medical School, the School of Public Health, the Dental School and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System.  We are a doctoral degree-granting program housed within the Horace Rackham graduate school. Admission to the Immunology Graduate Program occurs through the umbrella Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS).  

Immunology program members are involved in a broad range of basic and translational research topics.  We have laboratories conducting basic studies in antigen processing and presentation, T, B and NK cell signaling and activation as well as innate immune cell functions.  In addition, we have laboratories working on a variety of immune aspects related to autoimmunity, cancer, obesity, aging, transplantation and infectious diseases.  It is a good time to be an Immunologist at U of M as our president, Dr. Mark Schlissel is an Immunologist too!

We hope you will find the information you are looking for within this website.  However, if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact the program director, Dr. Bethany Moore or the program administrator, Ms. Zarinah Aquil.

You can also follow us on Twitter!  @UMichImmunology

Program Director: Bethany B. Moore, Ph.D.

Galen B. Toews, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
4053 BSRB, 109 Zina Pitcher Pl.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200
Phone: 734-647-8378


Program Administrator: Zarinah Aquil, M.Ed.

2978 Taubman Medical Library, 1150 W. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0619
Phone: 734-615-4846
Fax: 734-936-9715


May 17, 2019

The Graduate Program in Immunology is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Immunology awards.

May 8, 2019

Here is a listing of Immunology Program members who will present at the AAI Annual Meeting.
Please do your best to attend each other’s presentations and connect while in San Diego, CA.

March 28, 2019

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Beth Moore on winning the Rackham Distinguished Mentor Award! Thank you to the many of you who wrote letters detailing her “willingness to spend countless hours of on-on-one counseling time with trainees, extraordinary commitment in helping trainees build up their own careers in scientific research, demonstrated exceptional willingness to provide scientific advices, commitment  to training trainees in developing their writing and grantsmanship, enthusiasm for science and for teaching students and trainees, and her overall positive influence on the scientific community as a whole.”

We are “very fortunate to have someone with Beth’s level of academic and career success who maintains such a grounded attitude, a positive outlook, and an enthusiasm for training that shows her commitment to the future of science!”

Beth will be presented with the award at a public ceremony on April 22, 2019 in the Rackham Ampitheatre beginning at 3:30 pm. A reception will follow in the Assembly Hall. Beth's family, friend, colleagues, and students are encouraged to attend! Let's do our best to attend and show our appreciation for Beth.