Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Institute for Immunology

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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

*Congratulations to this year's Institute for Immunology Pilot Grant Awardees*

PI: Maayan Levy, PhDMicrobiome control of the human AMPome

 PI: Christoph Thaiss, PhDNew Elements of the Human Adipose Immunone


*Carl June Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World*

TIME named Carl June, MD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies in the Abramson Cancer Center, to its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in recognition of his pioneering work in the development of CAR T-cell therapy. Emily Whitehead, the first pediatric patient to receive the treatment, wrote the tribute associated with the honor.

Communications placement

Penn Medicine News Release • TIME • TIME (Full Gallery)