Immunology Ph.D. Program

Students interested in joining the Immunology Ph.D. program should apply to the interdisciplinary umbrella program within the Division of Basic Science.

Basic Biomedical Sciences Umbrella Program; First-year students complete a core curriculum with: Core Course, 2+ Laboratory Rotations; Responsible Conduct of Research Training in Integrity, Ethics, and Excellence. Second-year students take a qualifying exam to enter the Ph.D. program: Collaborative and Cross-Disciplinary

About the Immunology Program

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The Immunology Graduate Program provides a broad-based education in immunological research that prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities. Faculty members, drawn from both basic science and clinical departments, offer research training opportunities in a variety of topics, including:

  • Molecular immunology
  • Cellular immunology
  • Immunology of infectious diseases
  • Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
  • Tumor immunology
  • Neuroimmunology

Students work collaboratively across disciplines, which creates an environment for developing innovative strategies for researching complex health challenges.

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“UT Southwestern is a state-of-the-art research institute with pioneer scientists in different research areas. We are privileged to have a wide spectrum of cutting-edge research labs, full-equipped core facilities, and the key factor is an open and collaborative environment.”

Xintao Tu

Immunology Graduate Program

Christina Zarek

“While UTSW is home to many world-renowned researchers, including six Nobel Prize winners, and houses many advanced core facilities, what really stood out to me was the outstanding collaborative environment UTSW had to offer.”

Christina Zarek

Immunology Graduate Student


Going Beyond Lab Research

In addition to extensive training in laboratory research, the Immunology Graduate Program student experience includes:

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Meet the Program Chair

Anne Satterthwaite, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Peggy Chavellier Professorship for Arthritis Research and Treatment; J. Wayne Streilein, M.D. Professorship in Immunology; Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research
Graduate School: Ph.D., Harvard University, 1993
Postdoctoral Training: University of California, Los Angeles

“The Immunology Program trains students to become critical thinkers who apply cutting edge, interdisciplinary approaches to address important scientific questions.” Read Dr. Satterthwaite’s full message.

Anne Satterthwaite, Ph.D.

Contact the Graduate School

Lisa Gardner, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

Phone: 214-648-0718

Lisa Gardner, Ph.D.

Stuart Ravnik, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Phone: 214-648-0733

Stuart Ravnik, Ph.D.

Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.

Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.

Phone: 214-648-2527

Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.

Deborah Evalds

Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 214-648-0007

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