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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 to design of experiments and interpretation of data relevant to the development and function of the immune system and for teaching in immunology.


Program Address

Graduate Group in Immunology
c/- VM: PMI - 5217 VM3A
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 754-0103
(530) 752-3349

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
School of Veterinary Medicine
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 15, 2020
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.S. Plan I under special circumstances only
M.S. Plan II under special circumstances only
Ph.D. Plan C

Admission Requirements


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Animal Science
  • 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2021

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Med:Medical Microbiology & Imm
  • 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • Vm: Pathology, Micro, & Immun
  • 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • Vm: Anat Physio & Cell Biology
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • Med Int Med - Rheumatology
  • 09/01/2018 to 06/30/2021

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies