Immunobiology

Published by root, on May 05, 2014

Immunobiology

Investigators in the Division of Cancer and Immunobiology (exclusively researchers and teachers) maintain leadership roles in the Abramson Cancer Center and in several biomedical graduate programs. Regarded as a national leader, Immunobiology at Penn is one of the preeminent immunology divisions within an academic pathology department globally. Among its highlights are: a singular weekly colloquium seminar series with renowned speakers invited from around the world; extensive numbers of publications in high-tiered journals by faculty members, who, in turn, hold editorial board positions and serve in national committees; a substantial research portfolio with grants from the National Institutes of Allergy and Immunology, the National Institute on Aging, the National Cancer Institute, and other foundations; a joint graduate training program with immunologists from NIH who have adjunct appointments in the division.

These efforts are supported by:

  • A wide range of individual research laboratories
  • Department-based institutes and centers designed to strengthen interdisciplinary research
  • Inter-disciplinary programs for translational research efforts and clinical trials, leveraging the expertise of departmental faculty members with clinical service missions, and promote development of new clinical diagnostic tests
  • Core laboratories founded by the Department that offer access to cutting-edge molecular, imaging and bioinformatics technologies