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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

June 29, 2018

Seven faculty members who contribute enormously to the research environment at U-M have been honored with the 2018 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award.

Out of a competitive field of remarkable and generous research leaders, the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) has selected individuals who meet the highest standard for clinical and translational research mentorship. The pool of nominees represented a diverse group of U-M schools, including Dentistry, Engineering, Institute for Social Research, Literature, Science & the Arts, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

May 16, 2018

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

 

The Monte V. Hobbs Student Awardees are Holly Turula (Christiane Wobus Lab) and Giovanny Martinez-Colon (Beth Moore Lab)

 

This year's Herman and Dorothy Miller Award for Innovative Immunology Research recipients are Mark Painter (Kathy Collins Lab) and Stephanie Kim (Pavan Reddy Lab).

 

We look forward to the applicants' oral presentations at the Immunology Retreat.

 

Thank you to all of you who participated in these competitions and congratulations to the recipients! 

 

April 25, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Durga Singer on her Faculty Michigan Medicine DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) Advocate Award!

Events

August 3, 2018
8:00 am to 5:30 pm

ABC BSRB Seminar Rooms

Together with the Immunology Program and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Association of Korean Immunologists in America (AKIA) will hold a  
"Symposium on Immunity, Infection, and Inflammation" on August 3, 2018 in the BSRB ABC seminar rooms.

 

Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/j5EmOnDwYBxjklpn1 by July 20th.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for Registrants

 

Please contact Dr. Cheong-Hee Chang (heechang@umich.edu) for further information.