Interim Division Chief: Paul Allen, PhD

The Division of Immunobiology is a consolidated unit within the Department of Pathology & Immunology committed to cutting edge, leading research in basic immunology.

The Division was established in 2006 in recognition of the long and distinguished history of immunology research in our department. With its 14 basic science laboratories, including 4 led by members of the National Academy of Sciences and one Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, the division is internationally recognized for its key discoveries in immunology.

It also serves the backbone of the Immunology Graduate Training Program in the School of Medicine, working closely with faculty in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine and others at the School to promote superior education and training for future scientists. Current trainees include over 40 post-doctoral fellows and 100 graduate students.

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Research in the Division of Immunobiology covers a wide variety of topics within immunology and integrates closely with the Division of Laboratory Genomics and Medicine to broaden its scope and community. In addition, Dr. Robert Schreiber in our division is Director of the Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs (CHiiPs), illustrating commitment to the growth of human immunology research in our programs. Find out more »

Core facilities

Scientific progress relies on the availability of state-of-the-art technical resources.  The Division of Immunobiology runs several core facilities that provide outstanding and cost-effective service to both the basic and translational research programs. Find out more »


Graduate training in immunology at Washington University is coordinated by the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), which includes 12 different training programs. Find out more »

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