Immunology Graduate Program
Because the immune system is complex and interactive, it requires unique mechanisms to handle the genetic information necessary to function. Immunology is a broad discipline that includes cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology and developmental biology. The immune system's main function is to maintain health, which impacts many areas of medicine and research. Immunology is also a major part of cancer research, leading to new ways of diagnosing, managing and treating cancer.
The immunology graduate program prepares men and women for careers in immunology or other biological sciences. The curriculum includes course work in immunology, laboratory investigation with a faculty preceptor, research seminars and presentations, guest lecturers and scientific meetings. Our faculty's broad range of research interests provide students with the training for a career in academic research, teaching or industry.