Department of Immunology


UW Immunology is comprised of faculty who are international experts in immunology research and together create an extraordinary environment for the training of biomedical scientists. The University of Washington consistently ranks in the top two institutions nationally in research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Affiliated institutions augment the rich research environment provided by core faculty in the Department of Immunology.

Our faculty consider training to be an important part of scholarship and teach at the undergraduate, graduate and professional school levels. Faculty promote excellence in teaching and seek to aid students in realizing their potential as future scholars by helping them develop creative approaches and critical thinking skills to solve important immunological problems.


The primary and joint faculty serve as the core members of the Department of Immunology. Each member of the faculty has an outstanding record of research funding and productivity. Faculty also participate in the graduate program in Immunology, with a demonstrated history of successful graduate student and postdoctoral fellow mentoring.


Our adjunct faculty members hold primary appointments in other UW departments and, although not voting faculty in the department, have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Immunology Department program and core mission. Many serve as mentors to our graduate students.


Affiliate faculty are strongly engaged in UW Immunology activities but hold appointments at our affiliate institutions, which are major biological research institutions in the Seattle area.


Faculty members of the Department of Immunology granted Professor Emeritus appointments.