The Immunology Graduate Group offers an interdisciplinary, flexible program in an exciting field of biomedical science that sits at a crossroad for many disciplines. Cutting-edge technologies, including genomics, mouse genetics, and molecular biology provide unprecedented opportunities to advance knowledge of fundamental immunology in disease pathogenesis and therapy. Faculty members are highly collaborative and have research interests in many areas of immunology. One focus of the program is infection and immunity, including host immune responses to bacteria, viruses and parasites, vaccine development, and immune regulation. Other areas include nutrition and immunity, allergy, autoimmunity, cancer therapy, and the use of immune mediators for diagnosis and treatment. This diversity of research, together with a strong integrated curriculum, offers students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for research careers in many areas of contemporary immunology.