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 on their excellent achievements!

Research Professorship Award from the American Cancer Society to Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD, The Wistar Institute

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to Maayan Levy, PhD, Department of Microbiology Post-Biotic Interventions to Ameliorate Age-Related Inflammation”

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award  to Christoph Thaiss, PhD, Department of Microbiology A Conserved Function of Amyloid Proteins in Host-Microbiome Interactions”

Michael Cancro, PhD has been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer at this year's American Association of Immunologist's Conference taking place in Hawaii in May 2020.

Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award to Sara Cherry, PhD, of the Department of Microbiology

Michael S. Brown New Investigator Award to Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD, of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Lady Barbara Colyton Prize for Autoimmune Research to Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE, of the Department of Dermatology

Michael P. Nusbaum Graduate Student Mentoring Award to Terri Laufer, MD, of the Department of Medicine

Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award to Edward Behrens, MD, of the Department of Pediatrics