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.
“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.”
Immunology Graduate Program
“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.”
Immunology Graduate Student
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 Chair
“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.