Immunology

About the Program

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The Immunology Graduate Program emphasizes a flexible PhD program in an exciting field of biology and medicine. Students gain advanced knowledge of the cells and tissues of the mammalian immune system; host immune responses to infection, tissue damage and tumors; immune signaling and regulation; allergic and autoimmune disease pathogenesis; vaccine development; nutritional immunology; and the use of immune mediators for diagnosis and treatment of disease. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for design of experiments and interpretation of data relevant to the development and function of the immune system and for teaching in immunology.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I under special circumstances only
M.S. Plan II under special circumstances only
Ph.D. Plan C
Lead Dean

School of Veterinary Medicine


Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 15, 2021
Space Available: Jun 1, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 15, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Jessica Drushell
(530) 754-0103 | jdrushell@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Smita Iyer
smiyer@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Paul Ashwood
Med:Medical Microbiology & Imm
(916) 703-0405 | pashwood@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: Admissions and General
Nicole Baumgarth
Vm: Pathology, Micro, & Immun
(530) 754-5813 | nbaumgarth@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Roger Sciammas
Vm: Anat Physio & Cell Biology
(530) 754-4419 | rsciammas@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Judy Van De Water
Med:Int Med Rheumatology
(530) 752-2154 | javandewater@ucdavis.edu