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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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“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.”

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Mridula Annaswamy Srinivas

“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

Gabrielle Lessen

“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.”

Gabrielle Lessen

 
 

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 Director

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
anne.satterthwaite@utsouthwestern.edu

“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

lisa.gardner@utsouthwestern.edu

Phone: 214-648-0718

Lisa Gardner, Ph.D.

Stuart Ravnik, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

stuart.ravnik@utsouthwestern.edu

Phone: 214-648-0733

Stuart Ravnik, Ph.D.

Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.

Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.

arnaldo.diazvazquez@utsouthwestern.edu

Phone: 214-648-2527

Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.

Deborah Evalds

Administrative Coordinator

dbsinfo@utsouthwestern.edu

Phone: 214-648-0007

Deborah Evalds