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Our Mission

*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

Please join Dr. Wherry in congratulating the following IFI Faculty on their excellent achievements

Dr. Jason Christie has been elected to the Association of American Physicians.

Drs. Paula Oliver and Matthew Weitzman have been appointed Co-Directors of the new Division of Protective Immunity at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Drs. Carl June, David Porter and Bruce Levine are featured in an episode of National Geographic’s “Breakthrough” series profiling Penn Medicine’s efforts to develop personalized CAR T cell therapies for cancer. 

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Dr. Carl June's work with Bill Ludwig, the first patient to receive CAR T cell therapy for leukemia as part of a clinical trial, is featured in a Popular Mechanics magazine cover story.   It'll Take an Army to Kill the Emperor

IFI Year in Review Registration is NOW OPEN!

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Penn Immunology Community!

Online registration is now OPEN! 

We invite ALL students, fellows, postdocs, etc. to participate in the event by showcasing your posters from any immunology meeting/conference/retreat that your have attended during the past academic year. 

The Poster Session will take place from 4 PM-6 PM in the Smilow lobby that day.  Abstract submissions are due by Monday, May 15th.

Penn Vet's CHMI & Penn IFI | UCSC Genome Browser Workshop

Registration is now OPEN!


Matching Pre-treatment Tumor Size to Strength of Immune Response Allows Tailoring of Melanoma Drug Regimen

A new study published in Nature provides clues that could enhance physicians’ ability to pinpoint, in real-time, which melanoma patients are not responding to the immunotherapy known as checkpoint inhibtors – and intervene with additional drugs to boost the chances of shrinking tumors. The paper, led by E. John Wherry, PhD, a professor of Microbiology and co-director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Penn, is the first major publication to come out of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy research collaborative. Read More

Congratulations Omar and Josephine!!

 Omar Khan and Josephine Giles won the 2017 Singh Nanotechnology Seed Grant Awards!

Congratulations Jorge!

Dr. Jorge Henao-Mejia, has been named a 2017 Pew Scholar. Congratulations on this much well deserved honor!

Appointment of Kristen Lynch, PhD

Congratulations to IFI Faculty member, Kristen Lynch, PhD, on her appointment as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 

IFI FY2017 Pilot RFA

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IFI Seminar Series


The CyTOF Service Center is now OPEN!

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