Our overall mission is to foster a scientifically vibrant program that provides strong interdisciplinary training in immunology and related fields to a talented and diverse group of trainees and future leaders in diverse careers.

Program Overview

Students learn to think independently while pursuing individual research interests in a uniquely diverse and flexible program. More than 60 faculty members from the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) provide graduate training in immunology. Individual attention and mentoring are standout strengths of this exciting and innovative program.

Our Values and Mission

Research Areas

Immunology has had a NIH-supported training grant for over 25 years. From its inception, the Immunology program fostered research that brought together students and faculty engaged in interdisciplinary basic science and clinical approaches to problems of human health. Due to the broad range of expertise of the Immunology faculty, there are many basic science and translational/clinical research opportunities available for Ph.D. students.

The interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Immunology has an outstanding group of faculty from basic science departments in Michigan Medicine and other University of Michigan colleges, including:

  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Molecular & Integrative Physiology
  • Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

An additional group of outstanding faculty members are from clinical departments and centers within Michigan Medicine, as well as clinically oriented departments in other U-M colleges, which allows many opportunities for students to be trained in and to perform cutting-edge translational and clinical research.

These include:

  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Periodontics and Oral Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences