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. Our faculty engage in teaching and conduct research on the development and function of the immune system. 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 is to advance understanding of the function of the immune system in order to enhance our ability to fight infectious disease, cancer and autoimmune disease.  Basic research of all aspects of immunology is critical to this mission, as well as  translational research to link our findings to the development of new therapies.

In the Department of Immunology, we 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 we encourage diversity and inclusiveness within our scientific community and the institution.

Department News

The UW Department of Immunology participated in an outreach partnership program with a visit from middle school students November 5, 2014. The outreach program was co-sponsored with the Center for...

Congratulations to Dr. Woodward-Davis for successfully defending her dissertation December 11,...

Congratulations to Dr. Cambier for successfully defending his dissertation December 10, 2014. ...

Dr. Michael Gale is the featured speaker in the "Science in Medicine" lecture sponsored by the...

Congratulations to Dr. Eckard for successfully defending his dissertation August 22, 2014.  The...