Immunology Graduate Program
Principles of immunology have been applied to create numerous preventative and curative therapeutics for many types of human disease. The Immunology Graduate Program, offered by MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School (GSBS), is designed to provide high-quality, comprehensive education and research training in the exciting field of immunology, allowing graduates to successfully pursue careers as independent investigators in academia or industry.
We currently have 52 faculty members from both MD Anderson and The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston representing 26 departments. Collectively, research conducted by our faculty reflects the complexity and diversity of the immune system. Main areas of faculty research include cancer immunology,infectious diseases, and inflammation with special interests in innate responses, adaptive responses, immune regulation, development of prophylactic vaccines, and development of vaccines or immunotherapy for a form of cancer, allergy or autoimmunity. Faculty members are committed to fostering a highly interactive and supportive environment that enables students to complete our rigorous curriculum and receive advanced training in basic and translational immunology research.
Incoming students: The Immunology Graduate Program will host its annual student-organized Research Retreat, which includes student talks, poster sessions, and a keynote speaker. This year’s retreat will begin with breakfast and end with a cocktail hour on Saturday, October 7 in conference rooms 1, 2, and 3 of the South Campus Research Building. Dr. Thomas Gajewski MD/PhD of the University of Chicago will be the keynote speaker. First-year students are welcome to attend and should contact Gloria Galvan, Devin Plote, or Rosa Santana Carrero.
Congratulations to these Immunology Program students for their recent accomplishments:
- Todd Bartkowiak(Advisor: Dr. Michael Curran): Recipient of an NCI F99/K00 Fellowship, a Pre-doc to Postdoc Transition Award
- Alexandria Cogdill (Advisors: Drs. Jennifer Wargo and James Allison): Recipient of a GSBS Schissler Foundation Fellowship
- Meaghan Roy-O'Reilly (Advisor: Dr. Louise McCullough): Recipient of an Individual Pre-doctoral NRSA MD/PhD Fellowship (F30) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH
Students affiliated with legacy programs (i.e., those that existed before the GSBS program reorganization), may click here to find information about their program requirements.