2022 Marian Elliott Koshland Memorial Lecture


Dr. Jason Cyster, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, delivered the annual Marian Elliott Koshland Memorial Lecture on October 3, 2022. His lecture was entitled, "Multiple Guidance Modes Underly Immune Surveillance." 

Dr. Frank Fitch Recognition


Frank Fitch recognition
By Thomas Gajewski

April 8, 2021

University of Chicago Campus Tour


Brought to you by the UChicago Committee on Immunology (COI).



Professor Rima McLeod Named 2020 AAAS Fellow


Professor Rima McLeod was named a 2020 AAAS Fellow. Rima McLeod, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Pediatrics, is internationally recognized for her expertise and extensive research in toxoplasmosis—a disease caused by one of the world’s most common parasites.She specializes in the comprehensive care of congenital toxoplasmosis and other Toxoplasma gondii infections, and works to develop more effective screening, detection and treatment strategies for the disease.

Professor Anita Chong Named 2020 AAAS Fellow


Professor Anita S. Chong was named a 2020 AAAS Fellow. Anita Chong, Professor of Surgery, focuses her research on the immunology of how the body tolerates organ transplants, with a particular interest in understanding how inflammation, previous rejection or pregnancies affect tolerance.

COI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Town Hall on “Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Our Community”


On October 26th, the Committee on Immunology held a town hall meeting to discuss initiatives spearheaded by its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion subcommittee. Invited by the committee, Tobias Spears, director within BSD’s Diversity and Inclusion Office, and Cheryl R. Richardson, a director within the Chicago Center for Teaching, both spoke about resources available within their respective offices. The resources offered by the Diversity and Inclusion office include but are not limited to DEI sensitivity training offered on an individual basis or to lab groups.

Immunology @ UChicago: Research, culture, and conquering the PhD application process


An interactive discussion of research and student life in the Immunology PhD program at the University of Chicago

When: Monday, November 2nd, 1–3:45 pm CST


Chris Stamper Featured on Covid-19 Shifting Research Priorities: Expand Your Perspective Podcast


In Episode 3 of the Expand Your Perspective Podcast, "Coronavirus and COVID-19: Shifting Research Priorities" Immunology graduate student Chris Stamper talks about how his lab shifted the focus of their antibody research to deepen our understanding of the coronavirus and aid in the development of a vaccine. 

BSD specific guidance on COVID-19


The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed. Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.

Domenick Kennedy Awarded an F32 Fellowship


Domenick Kennedy, a postdoctoral fellow in Marcus Clark Lab, was awarded an F32 fellowship entitled “BRWD1 and the molecular regulation of humoral immunity”. Domenick also received a perfect score on his fellowship application. Congratulations Domenick!