The Duke University Graduate Program in Immunology selects talented predoctoral candidates and prepares them through formal coursework, seminars and independent research, for outstanding and productive research careers in basic immunology. Faculty and students alike take tremendous pride in the Program and in the successes of past and current trainees.
The training faculty consists of 22 immunologists who have primary or secondary appointments in the Department of Immunology. Because many Program faculty hold primary appointments in other departments, including Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Pharmacology, Pathology, and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, the Program provides students with an interactive and collaborative environment that spans basic and clinical sciences at Duke. The faculty provides trainees with opportunities for study in a range of areas of contemporary immunological research, for example: mechanisms of lymphocyte development and function, including lymphoid lineage commitment, V(D)J recombination, lymphocyte signaling, effector cell development, homeostasis and tolerance; mechanisms of innate immunity and inflammation, including macrophage, dendritic cell, mast cell and complement function; mechanisms of host defense against bacterial and viral pathogens; the development of autoimmune and immunodeficiency diseases; and anti-tumor immunity.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
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