Immunology Retreat

In the spring, the members of the Program (students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, technical and administrative staff) travel to an off-campus location for a retreat. The retreat provides time for scientific presentations, informal conversation and social activities. Several of the postdoctoral fellows present brief seminars. Students mount posters describing their thesis projects, and in a relaxed atmosphere observations and technical problems are discussed. An invited scientist gives a talk and participates in the discussions. This scientist also judges the posters and selects students that receive travel awards. The awards are used to defray the cost of attendance at a national or international meeting. Some time is also spent in outdoor activities such as walks and volleyball.


bacterial plate

MERGE-ID is for PhD students who want to integrate clinical infectious disease problems into basic research on pathogenic mechansisms and host responses.

Explore Boston

Public Garden

Boston is a great walking city.  Beacon Hill, Back Bay and Newbury Street are just a few exciting destinations.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development