*Advance our knowledge of the basic immunology of inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer, transplantation and infection and to translate this new knowledge to novel strategies for diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic intervention.
*Foster collaborations and further strengthen interactions among the Penn community of immunologists.
Spotlights on IFI
Congratulations to our Institute for Immunology Pilot Grant Awardees
PI: Andy Minn, M.D., Ph.D.
"Identifying Mediators of an Interferon-Driven Resistance Program to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer"
PI: Laura Su, M.D., Ph.D.
"Defining the role of pre-existing memory T cells in human immunization responses to yellow fever vaccine"
Penn Joins Sean Parker Cancer Research Effort
The University of Pennsylvania has joined a first-of-its-kind research collaboration, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, aimed at accelerating the development of new immunotherapies to fight cancer, reportsThe New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and several other national outlets. The venture is backed by a $250 million gift from the Parker Foundation, making it the largest single contribution ever made to the field of immunotherapy. Carl June, MD, a professor in Immunotherapy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of Translational Research in the Abramson Cancer Center, will serve as the Parker Institute’s Penn director. Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, a professor in Cancer Research and associate director of translational research in the ACC, and John Wherry, PhD, a professor of Microbiology and director of Penn’s Institute for Immunology, will serve as co-directors.
2016 IFI Pilot Grant Program RFAApplications now being accepted for the 2016 IFI Pilot Grant Program RFA, full RFA listed here
The CyTOF Service Center is now OPEN!
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Immunology in the News
Monday, May 2, 2016
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common genetically inherited…
Monday, May 2, 2016
Scientists from the Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders…
Genetic Risk Factors of Disparate Diseases Share Similar Biological Underpinnings, According to Genomics Research Collaboration
Friday, April 29, 2016
The discovery of shared biological properties among independent…
Beatrice H. Hahn, MD, Virologist from Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Beatrice H. Hahn, MD, a professor of Medicine and Microbiology…