Welcome to the Immunology Graduate Program 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


February 22, 2018

Perfect score is testament to terrific students, faculty and post-docs!

February 21, 2018

The Graduate Program in Immunology welcomes Dr. Tannishtha Reya, PhD, with a lunch at Angelo's with trainees: Stephanie Kim, Sophina Taitano, Dr. Jing Li and Dr. Melody Zeng.

January 15, 2018

Award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist Hill Harper will deliver the keynote address for the 2018 MLK Symposium Lecture.


June 7, 2018
9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Dear Immunology Community,

The 17th Immunology Program Retreat will be held on Thursday, June 7 at The Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor.
The retreat will include faculty, student, postdoc talks, a poster session and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). 
Please mark this date on your calendar(s).

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Kaech will be our keynote speaker.

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Susan Kaech, PhD
Professor and Director
Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Nomis Foundation Chair
Salk Institute


Further retreat details will be available soon.