UHS-Dept

Introduction

Immunology is a branch of biomedical sciences that deals with the functioning and malfunctioning of the immune system. Department of Immunology is an integral part of the basic medical sciences division at the University of Health Sciences that consists of faculty with expertise in basic and clinical immunology. It has an interest in host pathogen interactions, particularly those pathogens that impact health and wellbeing in the country. The Department offers MPhil and PhD degree programs.
 

Objectives

Create new standard of high quality teaching and research in the various areas of basic and clinical immunology. Develop collaborative interactions with scientists conducting cutting-edge research within as well as outside the country. Train students in modern principles of research and provide an encouraging and stimulating environment to foster learning in the discipline of immunology. Disseminate up-to-date knowledge of immunology by organizing journal clubs, seminars and symposia.

Working

Specializations: teaching, training and research

  • Basic Principles of Immunology
  • Vaccine development
  • Host-pathogen interaction
  • Immunotherapy
  • Development of immunologic diagnostic methods
  • Autoinmmune Disorders
  • Inflammatory Cells
  • Regulatory Cells
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Cytokines
  • Cells involved in immune responses
  • Cell-mediated immunity
  • Immunoregulation
  • Immunization
  • Major histocompatibility comples-genetics and role in transplantation
  • Tolerance and autoimmunity
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Genotyping

 

Facilities

Department of immunology has sufficient laboratory space for the research work of postgraduate students. Currently the laboratory is equipped with modern research facilities such as Flow cytometer, ELISA, Real time-PCR, Immunofluorescent microscopy, Gel documentation system, electrophoresis apparatus, inverted microscope, spectrophotometer, biological safety cabinet etc

Future Plans

The state-of-the-art Immunology laboratory shall house core facilities for research involving

  • PCR (Quantitative and Genotyping)
  • Tissue Culture
  • Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Vertical Electrophoresis
  • Western Blotting
  • Pulsed Field Electrophorsis