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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.

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

Professor of Internal Medicine and 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

News

December 3, 2015

Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant
The Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant is designed to support Rackham graduate students who need assistance to carry out research that advances their progress toward their degree. Doctoral students are eligible to receive one grant as a pre-candidate and one as a candidate. Rackham administered.

Rackham Conference Travel Grant
Provides opportunities for Rackham graduate students to present papers and/or posters at academic conferences. Students may apply once per fiscal year. Rackham administered.

November 20, 2015

UM had an excellent showing at the annual Autumn Immunology Conference.  Congratulations to David Giles, Zach Benet, Jackson Turner, Holly Turula and Peter Chockley for presenting their work!

Events

November 18, 2016 to November 21, 2016
12:00 pm

The 45th Annual Meeting AIC2016 will be held 18-21 Nov 2016 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown and will be chaired by Dr Steve Varga, University of Iowa.

 

 

Plan to join us for AIC 2016!