Graduate and Postdoctoral Education in Immunology

Immunology Education at UAB focuses on training highly motivated predoctoral students, and PhD and MD graduates, in the fields of basic, translational and clinical immunology.  Our trainees are committed to research and academic medicine. Therefore, rigorous training in research methods coupled with a strong appreciation for interdisciplinary challenges and opportunities is crucial to their development.  Long-standing and highly effective collaborations of the Developmental Immunology Group, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center, the Mucosal Immunology Group, and the Host Defense Group have immensely contributed to the success of this endeavor.  Many other UAB research groups, departments, and centers contribute faculty and resources to immunology training at UAB.  The cornerstones of immunology education at UAB are outstanding mentorship, excellent research facilities, academic enrichment, and independent research experiences. 

Cadres of senior and mid-level investigators, leavened by the contributions of gifted junior faculty are available as mentors.  Links on the right side bar lead to information about faculty active in each of the respective research areas in immunology.

The Immunology Graduate Theme is a part of the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program. As one of the top medical research institutions in the United States, UAB provides an environment conducive to the recruitment of high-quality trainees.  A wealth of basic and advanced courses provides didactic training.  Trainees identify a major research focus and design and complete a research project relevant to immunology.  Research is conducted within state-of-the art scientific facilities. Finally, a wealth of opportunities for relaxation and entertainment in Birmingham and its surroundings abound.


Basic, Translational & Clinical Research Training Opportunities



Allergy and Immunology
Immunology Graduate Theme
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Theme
Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program
Training Grant in Immunologic Diseases and Basic Immunology
Infectious Diseases



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