Immune Response

Immunology research in the Microbiology Department takes place in close association with the Institute for Immunology. Penn investigators study numerous topics at the host-pathogen interface.  Penn investigators work on vaccine development for infectious agents such as SARS-CoV-2, HIV, smallpox, herpes simplex, Clostridioides difficile, and Ebola. Studies focus on immune mechanisms responsible for long term protection and modulating immunity to protect privileged anatomical sites.

Immune Response Researchers include: