Immunology Education at Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a unique environment for Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D. and postdoctoral training. Students and research fellows who come to Mayo Clinic are foremost interested in the medical applications of science. The role of the Department of Immunology is to provide strong basic science support as a foundation for the clinical and translational research activities to improve patient outcomes.
The faculty members run independent research programs focused on the discovery of mechanisms regulating inflammation and immunity and the application of these principles to understanding, preventing and treating disease.
The interests of immunology students and postdocs in the clinical applications of immunology fuel many bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench partnerships, strengthening the role of basic science in the development of new solutions to prevent and treat disease.