The Division of Immunology conducts basic and applied immunology studies of disease processes with a focus on infectious diseases such as AIDS, COVID-19, Lyme disease, and tuberculosis.
The primary mission of the Division of Immunology is to continue to develop a strong independent research program and function as a resource to the general scientific community for nonhuman primate immunology expertise, technological development, and scientific collaboration. The division research program is a leader in providing and developing immunological technologies in the nonhuman primate model.
The division's major research focus is to understand basic mechanisms of cellular and humoral immunity using several different non-human primate models of disease, including SIV, CMV and TB. The service mission is carried out primarily through three research cores (Flow Cytometry Core, the Vector-Borne Disease and Diagnostic Parasitology Core, and the Immunology Assay Core) that provide comprehensive immunology services to Core and Affiliate Scientists that use the resources of the TNPRC.