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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.

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

News

November 17, 2018

Blake Heath was honored with the John Wallace fellowship at the Autumn Immunology conference for his outstanding science!

November 11, 2018

On behalf of the Autumn Immunology Conference (AIC) Council, we are happy to share that Emily Yarosz has been selected to receive an AAI Young Investigator Award for her abstract entitled:“Understanding the role of cullin 3 in NKT cell peripheral maintenance”.

Her abstract was chosen  based on the quality and impact of her research. She will be recognized with her fellow awardees at the Autumn Immunology Conference in Chicago on Friday night, November 17th at 7:15 PM in Salon III, 7th floor, preceding the keynote speaker. Her award also includes a cash prize.

October 26, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Stephanie Kim on being selected to receive an ASH Abstract Achievement Award for her abstract titled "Targeting Sec23b in COPII Vesicles Regulates T Cell Immunity" (#111628). The ASH Abstract Achievement Award is a merit-based award for trainees with high-scoring annual meeting abstracts. The award provides $500 that is  intended to support her travel to the 60th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA, taking place December 1-4, 2018. Congratulations on your achievement, Steph! We are very proud of you.

Events

November 21, 2018
9:00 am

Please join us for the thesis defense of Holly Turula who will present her Immunology thesis defense seminar "Natural Secretory Immunoglobulins Facilitate Enteric Viral Infection" at 9 am on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in 5330 Med Sci I.

Light refreshments will be served.

June 7, 2019 to June 8, 2019
12:00 pm

Maumee Bay Lodge/Conference Center near Toledo, Ohio along the shore of Lake Erie