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

*Please join us in congratulating the following faculty for their excellent achievements, they were awarded the 2022 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.*

  •  Dr. ChengCheng Jin – Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology – “A blueprint for neutrophil heterogeneity and reprogramming in cancer
  • Dr. Amelia Escolano - Assistant Professor, Vaccine &Immunotherapy Center, Wistar – “Manipulating Epitope Immunodominance and Tracking B-cell-Antigen Interactions for Vaccine Design

$50 Million Gift to Accelerate Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Penn Medicine

We are very excited to announce a new transformative gift to UPenn Immunology to fight autoimmunity. Generous support from Judy and Stewart Colton will enable major new efforts to wage a "war on autoimmunity" using Immune Health and great science. 

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IFI Statement on Racial Discrimination
The Institute for Immunology reaffirms its commitment to diversity and antiracism by continually striving to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of its members and the broader Penn community.  We greatly value the contributions of our Black faculty, staff and trainees and strongly feel it is our responsibility to make sure that all of our trainees see role models within our community who look like them.  Diversity enriches us as a people and as scientists.
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