ASTHMA, Inc. ASTHMA, Inc., a non-profit
respiratory research center, was founded in 1972 by two leading asthma
and allergy specialists in the United States to develop better treatments
for asthma and allergic disease.
Austin Research Institute
``The Austin Research Institute has a world recognised team of 100 researchers
dedicated to combating cancer and finding ways to treat many common diseases
by using the most recent advances in genetic engineering and immunology.(Conducts
research in cancer immunotherapy, transplantation and basic immunology.)``
Thomas F. Tedder, PhD, Chair. ``Immunology is the study of cells
and proteins that comprise the complex biological defense mechanisms protecting
vertebrates from their environment. The study of immunology encompasses
natural, nonspecific defense mechanisms and acquired, specific immune responses
to foreign antigens that lead to the development of immunologic memory.
Duke's Department of Immunology focuses on understanding leukocyte biology,
development, and products that amplify molecular and cellular mechanisms
of antigen (pathogen or tumor) elimination. ``
Jeffrey R. Dawson, PhD Director of Graduate
Studies Department of Immunology Duke University
Medical Center, Box 3010 Durham, North Carolina 27710 Telephone: 919 613
7811 FAX: 919 613 7812
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Medical School, Committee on Immunology,`` Laboratory of Molecular
Immunology, Schepens Eye Research Institute. Research activities of The
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard
Medical School. The laboratory focuses on the biology and genetics of autoimmune
and allergic diseases. Particular interest is focused on class II MHC genes
and their regulation and lineage commitment in B and helper T lymphocytes..``
National Jewish Medical and Research Center,
U.S. ``National Jewish is the only medical and research center in the
United States devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic and immune system
diseases, including asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, severe allergies,
AIDS, cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as lupus. Founded in 1899, National
Jewish is a non-profit institution dedicated to enhancing prevention, treatment
and cures through research, and to developing and providing innovative
clinical programs for treating patients regardless of age, religion, race
or ability to pay.``
School of Medicine, Molecular
Microbiology and Immunology. The department of Molecular Microbiology and
Immunology offers graduate and postdoctoral research opportunities in viral
pathogenesis, immunology, molecular chaperones, gene regulation, RNA processing,
and gene therapy.
of Dermatology-Diagnostic Immunofluorescence Services ``The Immunofluorescence
department was founded by Dr M.M. Black in 1975. initially it functioned
as an experimental unit, developing immunofluorescence (IF) techniques
and looking at various specific staining patterns in autoimmune diseases.
This department is regarded as a skin immunofluorescence referral laboratory
in the UK. The work load currently represents about 100 requests per month
for direct (66%) and indirect IF (34%) of which 60% are from other hospitals.
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB),
``dedicated to state-of-the-art research, education and services in
the field of bioinformatics. Associated to the University of Geneva, the
University of Lausanne, the Swiss Institute for Cancer Research (ISREC),
the Ludwig Institute and Glaxo Wellcome Experimental Research (GWER). Operates
the Expasy server.``
of Adelaide Department of Microbiology and Immunology.The Department
of Microbiology and Immunology is a major department within the Faculty
of Science at the University of Adelaide. The Department is located on
the Fifth and Fourth Floors of the South Wing of the Medical School adjacent
to the Botanic and Zoological gardens in the center of Adelaide. It is
in close proximity to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Institute of
Medical and Veterinary Science with which the Department has a close association.
The Department is highly successful in obtaining competitive research funds
and in teaching at Undergraduate level and training Postgraduates in research.
Research: Mucosal immunology; particular reference to development
and function of
intraepithelial lymphocytes and thymus-independent
T cells, antigen absorption and
immunological functions of epithelial cells. Immunity
to helminths and the role of leucocytes
in parasitic and inflammatory diseases. Antigenic
variation and the mucosal immune
response to Giardia. Immunopathogenesis of experimental
arthritis, lymphocyte trafficsin
synovial tissues, investigation of immuno-therapeutic
approaches to treatment of arthritis..
The role of cytokines in the growth, differentiation
and activation of leucocytes.
The role of cytokines, particularly chemotactic
cytokines, in leucocyte trafficking in
normal and pathological immune responses.
University of Massachusetts Medical
Center, Program in Immunology and virology. The program in Immunology
and Virology offers a Ph.D. in Immunology and Virology and has an extensive
postdoctoral training program. .