About the Department
The Department of Immunology is the oldest freestanding immunology department in the country, formed as a basic science department as part of the inception of Mayo Medical School in the early 1970s. From day one, members of the department have shaped the field of immunology — in education, research and clinical practice.
Departmental members were key to the establishment of Mayo Graduate School, having secured funding from the first National Institutes of Health predoctoral training grant at Mayo Clinic in 1983. The department developed a premier summer research program for undergraduates, now known as the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).
Over the past 40 years, research findings made by department members have advanced fundamentals in the science by:
Discoveries made in the research laboratories of department members have greatly impacted clinical medicine by:
Community and facilities
Researchers in the Department of Immunology are highly interactive; our laboratories are located in the Guggenheim, Hilton, Stabile and Gonda buildings in the center of the Rochester, Minn., campus and in the Johnson Research Building on the Arizona campus.
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