Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration from the laboratory to the clinic, the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection (ITI) offers an exceptional training ground for the next generation of leaders in immunology, infectious diseases and transplantation.
ITI offers a powerful framework for connecting knowledge with inspiration. As recognized innovators in the clinical and basic sciences, our faculty challenge MD and PhD students, researchers and postdoctoral fellows to pursue their scientific interests, while equipping them with the skills they need to make significant contributions in medical research.
The Immunology doctoral program offers instruction and research opportunities leading to a Ph.D. in Immunology. Two tracks are offered:
- Track 1: Molecular, Cellular, and Translational Immunology
- Track 2: Computational and Systems Immunology
The goal of the Ph.D. Program in Immunology is to develop investigators who have a strong foundation in Immunology and related sciences in order to carry out innovative research. The program features a flexible choice of courses and seminars combined with extensive research training in the laboratories of participating Immunology faculty. Specifically, immunology graduate students:
- acquire a fundamental, broad, and comprehensive body of knowledge and skills through an extensive curriculum.
- identify important scientific questions, design, and conduct experiments using the most appropriate methods.
- read and critically analyze current literature in immunology and other relevant fields.
- present research findings and communicate ideas effectively to a variety of audiences.
- prepare manuscripts that will be published in leading journals.
- learn to teach effectively.
Now under ITI management the program is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.