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 the following IFI Faculty members on their excellent achievements*

William Osler Patient Oriented Research Award to Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, of the Department of Pediatrics;  Bruce Levine, PhD, of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; and David Porter, MD, of the Department of Medicine
Michael S. Brown New Investigator Award to Sunny Shin, PhD, of the Department of Microbiology
The Lady Barbara Colyton Prize for Autoimmune Research to Amit Bar-Or, MD, of the Department of Neurology
The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching to Robert Doms, MD, PhD, of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Congratulations to John Wherry on his new appointment as the Chair of the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics.  We look forward to his leadership as Chair and his continued leadership as IFI Director.

*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