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.
About the Immunology Program
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
Students work collaboratively across disciplines, which creates an environment for developing innovative strategies for researching complex health challenges.
“The Immunology Graduate Program at UT Southwestern has a well-established curriculum which grounds students in the basics of immunology and encourages students to develop research questions. The affiliated faculty includes experts in immunology, microbiology, cancer biology, and neuroimmunology, which offers a great opportunity for collaboration and teamwork.”
“The coursework is thorough and challenging, ensuring the students are well-prepared to tackle scientific questions in their research. The program also trains the students in effective science communication to scientific as well as non-scientific audiences.”
Mridula Annaswamy Srinivas
“The breadth and diversity of research available here makes it an ideal environment for a trainee to find a topic that they are passionate about studying. In addition, the collaborative environment at UTSW is incomparable; the accessibility of senior researchers and their willingness to share knowledge and resources is truly a marvel.”
Going Beyond Lab Research
In addition to extensive training in laboratory research, the Immunology Graduate Program student experience includes:
- Advanced Coursework
Our program offers advanced coursework in cellular and molecular aspects of immune system development, activation, and function, clinical immunology, and immunology of infectious disease.
- Works-in-Progress Seminars, Journal Clubs, Grant Writing
Ample opportunities for students to hone their oral presentation and writing skills through Works-in-Progress seminars, journal clubs, and a course in grant writing.
- Visiting Speaker Seminar Series
Students can interact with visiting speakers through the Excellence in Immunology Seminar Series.
Meet the Program Director
Contact the Graduate School
Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.