The Center for Immunology is an interdisciplinary research program at the University of Minnesota devoted to advancing the field of immunology and educating future immunologists.

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Tracking the T Cell Repertoire...In the December 2015 issue of Nature Reviews Immunology, Dr. Ron Germain describes two seminal papers over the past 25 years from Dr. Marc Jenkins and colleagues that introduced new techniques for the analysis of the T cell repertoire.


Kris Hogquist is a 2015 inductee into the AHC Academy of Excellence in Health Research. You can khsee her plaque on the wall in the PWB/Moos concourse. The citation reads "Kristin Hogquist is widely recognized by the international scientific community for her many important contributions in the field of immunology.  Her work helped to put the University of Minnesota on the map as a major international center for immunology research.”


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  • Erik Peterson, MD

    Associate Director, UMN Dept. of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program; Associate Professor, Medicine

  • Emily Baechler Gillespie, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Medicine

  • Yoji Shimizu, PhD

    Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD); Assistant Dean for Graduate Education

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    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position.

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    Tea and Talk!! 

    every Monday and Thursday
    2:30 p.m. | 2-163 WMBB

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    February 8:

    Immunology Journal Club:         
    Jenkins Lab-Dmitri Kotov

    "Precision Tumor Recognition by T Cells With Combinatorial Antigen-Sensing Circuits."

    10:30-11:30 a.m. | 2-115 CCRB

    February 10: 

    Immunology Supergroup:

    1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1-125 CCRB

    February 10: 

    Special Seminar:
    Xudong Li, PhD

    "An iron fist in a velvet glove-Lineage stability and functional plasticity of regulatory T cells."

    9:00-10:00 a.m. | 1-102 CMRR

    February 16: 

    Special Seminar:
    Nikhil Joshi, PhD

    "Immunosuppression and the anti-tumor T cell response in natural tumor microenvironments."

    9:00-10:00 a.m. | 1-102 CMRR

    February 18: 

    Special Seminar:
    Donna MacDuff, PhD

    "Genetic models of innate immunity to infection."

    9:00-10:00 a.m. | 1-125 CCRB