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Immunology

Welcome to The MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth 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.

Program Resources and Funding

First-Author Review Award: The GSBS Immunology Program has established an award program to help encourage authorship among graduate students. A $500 award will be given to students who successfully publish a first-author review article.  Click here for more information regarding the award for published review articles.

Individual Fellowship Award: The GSBS Immunology Program has established an award program to encourage PhD students to apply for nationally competitive individual fellowships. This program will provide students with a $250 award for those who successfully submit a fellowship application and an additional $1250 award for those who are successfully funded. More information about the Individual Fellowship Award Program.

Research Excellence Award: The GSBS Immunology Program has established an award program to recognize graduate students for exceptional research accomplishments. A $2000 award will be awarded annually to a deserving PhD program student. More information coming soon.

      

Program Resources and Funding

  • Authorship, Fellowship, and Research Awards

    First-Author Review Award: The GSBS Immunology Program has established an award program to help encourage authorship among graduate students. A $500 award will be given to students who successfully publish a first-author review article.  Click here for more information regarding the award for published review articles.

    Individual Fellowship Award: The GSBS Immunology Program has established an award program to encourage PhD students to apply for nationally competitive individual fellowships. This program will provide students with a $250 award for those who successfully submit a fellowship application and an additional $1250 award for those who are successfully funded. More information about the Individual Fellowship Award Program.

    Research Excellence Award: The GSBS Immunology Program has established an award program to recognize graduate students for exceptional research accomplishments. A $2000 award will be awarded annually to a deserving PhD program student. More information coming soon.

          

  • Career Development Resources

    The GSBS Career Development Office provides career development resources including workshops, seminars and training.  Additional services include assistance with the development of CVs, biosketches and individual fellowship applications. Please contact Dr. Salinas at the GSBS for more information.

    The program can also host career development workshops and seminars. The program welcomes ideas and suggestions from students on career development seminars and workshops that would be beneficial for Immunology program students.  Please send your ideas to Teasha for consideration.

  • Professional Development and Software Reimbursements

    Biorender software: The Immunology Program has arranged for all students to have access to a paid BioRender account, which will permit use of any figures or schematics produced in BioRender to be used in publications and formal presentations. More information on BioRender is available on the website: https://biorender.com/. Please contact Teasha Barker if you have not received an invitation from BioRender already.

    Data-analysis software: Each student may qualify for up to $200 to support software data-analysis needs. Students who need data-analysis software need to contact Teasha Barker.  Students should provide information about the software needed and provide justification/explanation of how the software will aid the student in their academic progress/research.  Teasha will research if the institutional funds can be used and relay this information to the student.

  • Registration for online scientific conferences, courses or career development meetings

    Conference or course information should be provided to Teasha Barker 30 days in advance of the meeting for consideration before committing personal funds. Each student is eligible for $300 per year for these activities.

  • Scientific Society and Professional Memberships

    Students are encouraged to affiliate with scientific societies and professional organizations that they believe will connect them with colleagues and/or resources relevant to the student’s career and research goals. The Immunology Program will consider each request on a case-by-case basis. Requests should be sent to Teasha Barker for consideration before committing personal funds. Each student is eligible for $150 per year for fees associated with memberships. 

  • Travel Awards

    Each year the GSBS Immunology Program provides funding to help students defray the costs of attending scientific meetings or courses. Students who are successfully awarded will receive $750 in travel funding. Click here for more information regarding travel awards.