Welcome to the home page for the Division of Immunobiology in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine. The Division of Immunobiology was established in 2006 in recognition of the long and distinguished history of immunology research in our department. With over 35 full-time faculty members, we constitute one of the largest immunology departments in the country. Our size allows us to pursue cutting-edge research that spans nearly all aspects of immunology, fostering a unique synergy among faculty with distinct areas of expertise. Current trainees include 40 post-doctoral fellows and 100 graduate students.
The Department of Pathology and Immunology recently held its centennial celebration.
Notable accomplishments over these 100 years have been numerous, including the development of the first in-bred mouse lines, the discovery that diabetes is an autoimmune disease, the development of islet cell transplantation, the discovery of antigen processing and presentation, the discovery that cytokines control T cell differentiation, the cancer immunoediting hypothesis, and the immunological synapse. With the growing appreciation that inflammation underpins a broad spectrum of diseases, including Alzheimer¹s, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and others, immunology has permeated into many areas of biomedical research and our faculty are now considered one of the top life science groups at the University.