The Graduate School
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Immunology is a theme within Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS), an umbrella program of eight PhD themes. The advantage of joining is that students have access to all 350+ faculty within GBS as well as courses from every theme, allowing for an interdisciplinary academic and research experience.
The Immunology theme emphasizes the study of multiple aspects of the immune system, from basic molecular mechanisms to whole animal studies and human translational research. The remarkable breadth of our program can be seen in the primary departments of the almost fifty theme faculty members. Faculty from the Departments of Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Genetics, Biology, Pathology, Physiology and Biophysics, Medicine, Pediatrics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and Dentistry are involved in internationally recognized research and in the training of PhD-level graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Currently, forty-five students are in training in the laboratories of our immunology faculty. Primary areas of research include: Allergy, Autoimmunity, Cancer Immunology, Clinical/Translational, Developmental Immunology, Host Defense, Immunodeficiency, Immunogenetics, Inflammation, Mucosal and Ocular Immunology, Neuroimmunology, Structural Immunology, and Transplantation Immunology. Students graduating from the Immunology theme will be well-versed in modern immunology and have the option to pursue diverse career pathways.
While in the program, students are provided an annual stipend of $29,000, paid tuition and fees, and single-coverage health insurance.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
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