Immunology and Inflammation
The immune system likely plays an important role in the progression and development of chronic diseases, including cancer. Indeed, chronic inflammation has been shown to contribute to tumor metastases, aging, and cardiovascular and other metabolic diseases, as well as the spread of infectious diseases. Researchers who study the connection between immunology and disease are investigating mechanisms that will lead to the development of new anti-inflammatory therapeutic approaches to disease management.
Potential Specialization Areas
- Autoimmunity (inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.)
- Infectious diseases (virology, bacteriology, parasitology)
- The microbiome (metabolomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metagenomics)
- Reproductive immunology