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Welcome to The MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences graduate program in Immunology. The Immunology Graduate Program 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.

Train with Us

Principles of immunology have been applied to create numerous preventative and curative therapeutics for many types of human disease. The GSBS Program in Immunology is an inter-institutional activity with faculty and laboratories located in the UTHealth McGovern Medical School and School of Dentistry, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center, all committed to excellence in graduate student education and research. 

We currently have 74 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.

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A super-resolution microscopy image of a T cell


New Program Director and Co-Director join Immunology

July 1st marked day one for the new Immunology Program Director, Dr. Seyed Moghaddam, and Co-Director, Dr. Momoko Yoshimoto. Drs. Moghaddam and Yoshimoto will serve the Immunology community for a three-year term.


Dr. Seyed Moghaddam
Immunology Program Director
Associate Professor
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Dr. Momoko Yoshimoto
Immunology Program Co-Director
Associate Professor
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

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Contact Us

Moghaddam Seyed Javad Moghaddam, MD
Immunology Program Director
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmanary Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Office: Zayed Building, Z9.5046
Tel: 713-563-0423
Yoshimoto_Momoko Momoko Yoshimoto, MD, PhD
Immunology Program Co-Director
Associate Professor, Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science3 Center
Office: Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM), SRB 637B
Tel: 713-500-2407

Nicolle Patterson
Program Manager
BSRB S3.8452 (MDACC Unit 1011)