Clinical Immunology Program

The Clinical Immunology Program brings together investigators focused on human immunology and its clinical applications. The goals include:

  • Establishing the best research program dedicated to translational research for immune-mediated diseases
  • Expanding the scope of clinical immunology from classic areas such as autoimmunity, allergy and transplantation to emerging fields that include immunosenescence and immunotherapy
  • Developing novel approaches for immunosuppression, modulation, reconstitution and monitoring
  • Promoting collaborative research activities across clinical departments at Mayo Clinic and with other institutions and industry partners

This program is designated a Center of Excellence by the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS). FOCIS organizes annual courses for clinical fellows and junior faculty to receive education and training in basic and clinical immunology. Clinical fellows training in a Center of Excellence location can receive travel awards from FOCIS to present their work at annual FOCIS scientific meetings. In addition, FOCIS-supported shared databases and tissue banks are important research sources for Mayo investigators.

Additional support comes from a National Institutes of Health-supported training grant (T32). Clinicians and members of the Department of Immunology co-direct research conducted by clinical fellows, thus nurturing the development of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees under the same guiding principles.

Focus areas Faculty
Airway and lung diseases
  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Pneumocystis
Gastroenterology
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
Neurology
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica
Rheumatology
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis