The Department of Immunology offers graduate programs leading to the
Master of Science and
Doctor of Philosophy degrees in a wide range of immunological disciplines. These disciplines include molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte development and selection, T-cell and B-cell receptors, cell interactions, growth factor receptors, cytokine networks, antigen processing and presentation, signal transduction in lymphocytes, V(D)J recombination, anergy, apoptosis, transgenic and knock-out models, immuno-targeting and vaccine design, autoimmunity, AIDS, diabetes, and transplantation.
The department provides a common forum for investigators in many areas of U of T and an interdisciplinary research experience in immunology. Members and students in the department are located at the Medical Sciences Building, at the Ontario Cancer Institute, and at the Research Institutes of Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, and Sunnybrook Hospital.
The purpose of the MSc in the field of Applied Immunology is to provide advanced training in designing, implementing and evaluating Immunological techniques that measure immune responses. To qualify for the degree, each student must complete specified course work and a Major Research Project. The Major Research Project, which will be performed in a host laboratory, will comprise research that designs and validates a novel technical approach that will be summarized in a proposal document, a report document, and an oral presentation.
Students may also be interested in the combined degree program in Medicine, Doctor of / Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD).
See video “Explore Graduate Programs at the Faculty of Medicine”
Immunology—MSc, PhD, MD/PhD