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 Michela Locci, PhD for being chosen for the W. W. Smith Award.  The Smith Foundation has a very broad mandate, supporting everything from assisting the disadvantaged to supplementing higher education to preserving maritime heritage to heart disease, cancer and HIV.  It is quite an honor to be singled out over such a broad collection of interests!  Congratulations Michela!**

The 'Immunorevolution' has begun

A panel, put together for Homecoming weekend and moderated by Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, featured several of Penn’s top experts in the immunotherapy field, including Carl June, MD; David Porter, MD; E. John Wherry, PhD; Noelle Frey, MD, and Avery Posey, PhD.

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