Immunology is the study of how the body identifies and handles infection, cancerous and other abnormal changes. Immunologists also research how microbes adapt to their environment and the immune system.
Training is available in several over-lapping areas of research:
- Host-microbe interactions (Professors Cantorna, Kennett, Kirimanjeswara, Kuchipudi, Ross, Vanamala, Vijay-Kumar, and Xiong)
- Immune cell signaling (Professors Cantorna, Hankey, Honavar, Ott, Paulson, Prabhu, Rogers, Ross, Vijay-Kumar, and Xiong)
- Infectious Diseases (Professors Cui, DebRoy, Dudley, Honavar, Jayarao, Kapur, Kariyawasam, Kirimanjeswara, Kuchipudi, Lindner, Read, Schmitt, and Szpara)
- Cancer (Professors Hankey, Mastro, Paulson, Prabhu, Rogers, and Vanamala)
- Reproductive Immunology (Professors Cantorna, Ott, and Pate)
CMIID faculty participate in a variety of research centers:
- BSL-3 Facilities
- Computational Biology
- Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
Prospective Graduate Students
Are you looking for a graduate program that allows you to work with CMIID researchers in these areas of study? The Pathobiology and IID emphasis area in the Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) graduate programs are where you want to be! Check out their links to review program requirements and find application information.