Immunology Graduate Group

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ABOUT IGG

Recognizing the need to create an environment where researchers could be adequately trained in the multifaceted aspects of immunobiology, Penn became the first medical school to establish a separate degree-granting PhD program in Immunology. The faculty of the Immunology Graduate Group (IGG) are drawn from eight different units of the University of Pennsylvania, encompassing a broad spectrum of research interests: the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Medicine; the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; the School of Dental Medicine; the School of Veterinary Medicine; The Wistar Institute; and The Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.

The IGG has also established a partnership with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. The partnership brings to the IGG the extraordinary resources and scientific expertise present at the NIH, one of the largest and most renowned biomedical research centers in the world. Students have the opportunity to interact with NIH faculty in a variety of ways, including conducting a lab rotation or thesis work at the NIH. This cross-departmental and institutional organization fosters a unique collaborative environment that allows students to develop research projects combining the expertise of multiple faculty members.

At present, there are approximately 80 faculty members in Penn’s Immunology Graduate Group, encompassing a broad spectrum of research studies. Faculty research includes studies on the development and regulation of the immune system, host-pathogen interactions, the fundamental molecular and cellular biology of the immune system, structural studies of immunologically relevant molecules and translational immunology. Research results are being utilized in both experimental models and clinical trials attempting to fight diseases.

CONTACTS

Michael Paul Cancro, PhD
Interim Chair, Immunology Graduate Group
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
284 John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898 8067
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Mary Taylor
Coordinator, Immunology Graduate Group
357 Biomedical Research Building II/III
421 Curie Boulevard
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 573 4394
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NEWS

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John Wherry Co-directs $12 Million Grant to Study Hepatitis

IFI Director John Wherry, PhD, and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are co-directing a $12 million grant to study immune responses in people who have been effectively cured of hepatitis C viral infection with new, high-potency antiviral drugs ... More

Penn IGG Faculty Make Thomson Reuters Most Influential Scientific Minds List

Penn and NIH IGG faculty are some of the "world's most influential scientific minds" according to a Thomson Reuters's report ... More

Dr. Daniel J. Powell, Jr. Receives ASGCT Outstanding New Investigator Award

IFI investigator, Daniel J. Powell Jr., PhD, has been selected by the Board of Directors from the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) for a 2014 Outstanding New Investigator Award ... More

Ryan Moy Winner of Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation

Congratulations to Ryan Moy, IGG's winner of this year's Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation! ... More

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