Research fellows in the Department of Immunology at Mayo Clinic come from all over the world, often driven to extend their scientific training toward clinical application.
Postdoctoral research is managed primarily by individual faculty members. Mentoring investigators support a collegial and collaborative approach to research that emphasizes discovery of mechanisms regulating inflammation and immunity and the application of these principles to understanding, preventing and treating disease.
Research fellows at Mayo Clinic are eligible to compete for a number of internal and external funding opportunities administered by Mayo Clinic-sponsored programs.
Clinical immunology and immunotherapeutics fellowships and postdoctoral research positions are available through partnerships between faculty members within the Department of Immunology and colleagues in the Department of Medicine.
Many Department of Immunology faculty members' labs serve as focal points for the training of graduate students seeking Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. degrees through Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. As the field of immunology transects many areas of the biomedical sciences, students may be pursuing degrees through tracks other than immunology. Graduates of the highly successful Immunology track of the Ph.D. Program remain engaged in science — pursuing careers in academia, industry and elsewhere.
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