Immunology, Virology and Microbiology
The immune system lies at the heart of many critical areas of biomedicine, among them stem cell biology, gene therapy,
cancer biology, vascular biology, antiviral immunity and autoimmune disease. Rockefeller laboratories apply the tools of modern molecular genetics and cell biology to the study of several critical aspects of the immune system, including antigen presentation, immunodeficiency syndromes and the DNA rearrangements that accompany the maturation of immune cell lineages. Rockefeller scientists also study microbial physiology and pathogenesis, parasitology, tumor immunology and vaccine development.