Stanford Immunology

Ph.D. Program

The PhD Program in Immunology offers outstanding training in research and teaching in immunology.  Our students benefit greatly from the long tradition of collaboration among the immunology laboratories, with an emphasis on the application of cutting edge approaches to problems in Molecular, Cellular and Translational Immunology and/or Computational and Systems Immunology.  Immunology faculty members are leaders in their respective areas of research, and often incorporate bench to bedside approaches.  Our recently reorganized PhD core coursework requirements plus strong electives in related disciplines provide an integrated curriculum that spans basic and clinical immunology.   Graduate students in immunology actively participate in seminars, journal clubs, and the annual Stanford Immunology Scientific Conference at Asilomar.

Asilomar Retreat 2013 - 1st years

Students have access to state-of-the-art research facilities in the immunology laboratories, located in various departments in the School of Medicine, the Department of Biological Sciences, and the Palo Alto Veteran's Administration Medical Center. Among the facilities available are those for cell sorting, DNA and peptide synthesis, DNA sequencing, electron microscopy, computer analysis of nucleic acids and proteins, and transgenic mice. Students also have access to all Stanford libraries, including online resources such as E-Journals.

The interdepartmental PhD Program in Immunology was founded in 1987 to provide - for the first time - coordinated graduate training in immunology with a stellar group of faculty studying basic and clinical immunology in many departments in the Schools of Medicine and Humanities & Sciences.   The Ph.D. Program is part of a larger immunology community, currently represented by 58 faculty members, 51 graduate students, and over 100 postdoctoral fellows in participating labs. This larger group is collectively known as Stanford Immunology, which oversees such activities as the annual Asilomar Retreat, the Postdoctoral Symposium, the Immunology Seminar Series, and social events such as the Friday Happy Hours.

2014-15 Handbook for the PhD Program in Immunology

Dr. Olivia Martinez is the Chair for the Pre-doctoral Program. The Predoctoral Committee oversees policy and procedures regarding the recruitment, selection, and academic progress of graduate students in the program.








Olivia Martinez speaks with Amgen scholars program on mentorship

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