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 51 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.
MD Anderson immunologist Jim Allison awarded Nobel Prize.
Jim Allison, PhD., chair of Immunology and executive director of the immunotherapy platform at MD Anderson, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for launching an effective new way to attack cancer by treating the immune system rather than the tumor.
Read more in the Newsroom.
Congratulations, Dr. Allison!
Congratulations to these Immunology Program students for their accomplishments during the 2019-2020 Academic Year:
- Swetha Anandhan (Advisor: Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD): Recipient of the 2020-2021 Schissler Foundation Fellowship
- Michael Clowers (Advisor: Seyed Moghaddam, PhD): Recipient of the 2019 Investing in Student Futures Scholarship
- Alexandria Cogdill (Advisors: Jennifer Wargo, MD and James Allison, PhD): Recipient of 2020 Dr. John J. Kopchick Fellowship
- Caitlin Creasy (Advisor: Chantale Bernatchez, PhD): Recipient of the 2019 Andrew Sowell-Wade Huggins Scholarship in Cancer Research
- Arthur Liu (Advisor: Michael Curran, PhD): Recipient of the 2020-2021 Marilyn and Frederick R. Lummis, Jr., M.D., Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences
- Rosa Santana Carrero (Advisor: Kimberly Schluns, PhD): Recipient of the 2019 Rosalie B. Hite Fellowship in Cancer Research
- Rosa Santana Carrero (Advisor: Kimberly Schluns, PhD): Recipient of the 2019 Linda M. Wells GSBS Outreach Award
- Deborah Silverman (Advisor: Patrick Hwu, MD): Recipient of the 2020 Dr. John J. Kopchick Fellowship
- Deborah Silverman (Advisor: Patrick Hwu, MD): Recipient of the 2019 American Legion Auxiliary Fellowship in Cancer Research
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.