Introduction to the Department

The Department of Immunology serves as the focal point for research and education in immunology at Duke. The departmental structure provides a tremendous advantage in that immunology has a physical home that facilitates cohesiveness and interactions among faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff.  Read more

Department History

The Department of Immunology at Duke University Medical Center was established in 1992, but its foundations were laid 30 years earlier. In 1962, Barnes Woodhall, the new Dean of the School of Medicine , “Connie” Gardner, Acting Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Phillip Handler, Chair of Biochemistry and later President of the National Academy of Science, recruited D. Bernard Amos, a tumor immunogeneticist, to Duke from Roswell Park Memorial Institute. Read more

Remembering D. Bernard Amos

The annual D. Bernard Amos Research Lecture was established by the Department of Immunology to honor his memory and recognize his many contributions to medical research, education and service. Read more