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For more information contact

Mari Shinohara, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Immunology
Box 3010 Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710
(919) 613-6977

General Information

Degree offered:
Faculty working with students:
Students receiving Financial Aid:
Part time study available:
Test required:
GRE General: Optional. This program does not require applicants to provide GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or other graduate entrance exam scores, but does allow you to upload scores if you feel they enhance your application. If you choose to submit test scores, you may enter them on the Test Scores page. If you choose to enter self-reported test scores, official test scores will become a required component of your application.
Application Deadlines

Program Description

The Department of Immunology offers graduate training in various areas of molecular and cellular immunology.  Research topics in the department include adaptive immunity, innate immunity, antigen receptor gene recombination and hypermutations, immune signaling pathways, lymphocyte development, leukocyte trafficking, autoimmunity, host defense against pathogens, lymphomagenesis, and cancer immunology.  The program offers courses covering fundamental knowledge and advanced topics in immunology.  Graduate training also includes active participation in seminars, journal clubs, group meetings, and student teaching.  Annual committee meetings and progress reports are required for on time completion of thesis projects.


Spring Application