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.

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Notice:  the Weiser Lecture has been cancelled for this week.  Dr.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Gale of the UW Department of Immunology, who has been elected to...

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Smigiel for successfully defending her dissertation on December 13,...

Congratulations to Dr. John Errett for successfully defending his dissertation on December 12,...

Congratulations to Dr. Antony Raubitschek for successfully defending his dissertation on...