Immunology

The immune system is comprised of a complex, interacting set of cells and molecules that protect against disease. Our researchers are exploring many aspects of this network — including cell signaling, antigen processing, cancer immunology, infection and immunity, and cell-based therapies — with the goal of developing effective new treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Pictured: Developing white blood cells called T cells on the surface of the thymus. T cells defend the body from foreign intruders such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and may also protect against cancer