University of Washington Immunology

The Department of Immunology is a basic science department located in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. The faculty engage in teaching and conduct research on the development and function of the immune system. Understanding the immune system’s role in defense against infection and cancer and in autoimmune disease is the basis for new therapies for many diseases.  The department provides a dynamic research environment for immunological discovery and a superb training environment for the next generation of biomedical scientists. 

Our mission in the Department of Immunology at the University of Washington is to advance our understanding of the function of the immune system in order to enhance our ability to fight infectious disease, cancer and autoimmunity. Basic research of all aspects of immunology is critical to this mission, and translational research is important to link our findings to the development of new therapies.

The Department of Immunology hold diversity and inclusiveness as core values and emphasize their importance throughout our research, education, and practice. We strive to create a climate that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all and encourage diversity and inclusiveness within our scientific community and the institution.

Latest News

New JI publication from Goverman Lab

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Lee, recent graduate of Dr. Joan Goverman's lab and Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Y. Lee

Congratulations to Sarah Y. Lee for successfully defending her dissertation on March 19, 2013...

Congratulations to Dr. Michael M. Miazgowicz

Congratulations to Michael M. Miazgowicz for successfully defending his dissertation on February...