The Human Immunology Center:

Bringing clinicians and researchers together to study human immune responses in health and disease

 

The Human Immunology Center was founded to provide a forum for the interaction of clinicians and researchers interested in studying the human immune response across multiple translational research areas including:

  • Autoimmunity
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolism
  • Tumor Immunity
  • Infection

 

Current techniques allow the detailed interrogation of human leukocytes from blood and pathological tissues. These include Flow Cytometry, CyTOF, and RNAseq on small populations or single cells. This will enhance understanding of the human immune response and how it relates to and influences other biological systems and processes. The infrastructure will integrate several relevant groups that typically have inadequate interactions:

  • Clinicians
  • Geneticists
  • Immunologists
  • Computational scientists

 

In order to facilitate interaction and collaboration among these groups, we will provide a forum (see Events link) and a flow cytometry facility (see Flow Core Facility link) to stimulate discussion, interactions and scientific collaboration on the nature of the human immune response in diverse areas of medicine.