UA Lab Seeks 'Holy Grail of Gerontology' What if you could experience full health until the very end of your life? UA researchers, led by Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, think long-lasting immunity from disease might be possible — if the thymus and the T-cells it produces to fight infection can be brought back to work efficiently.

In the Age of Social Media, He's a New Kind of Scientist What does it mean to be a scientist? Far more than doing research in a lab, says Michael Johnson, whose unconventional passage into the field began with a bowling championship and a music degree.

See what our faculty has accomplished over the past few months

Each month our faculty are encouraged to report their achievements. 

Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich re-elected as Chair of the Board of the American Aging Association from June 2017 to May 2020 On Saturday, November 19th our Department Head, Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, will be named the Chair of the Biological Section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)!

Boosting Immunity in Older Adults: UA Health Sciences Immunologists Unmask New Infection-Fighting T Cells Immune-system frailty in adults 65 and older is a widespread public health issue. A study led by the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson points to new cells that may hold a solution.

Kuhns Lab featured in UANews

The Kuhns Lab was featured in "Do Old Helper T-Cells Remember More?"  (click the link to read more).

Preparing for an Aging World: Engaging Biogerontologists, Geriatricians, and the Society

Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board for the American Aging Association,

Advancing neuroimmunology: Untangling biomarkers in the brain

IMB Department Members, Kristian Doyle, Ph.D. and Thuy-Vi Nguyen, Ph.D., will be putting on a 1 hour webinar on Advancing neuroimmunology: Untangling biomarkers in the brain. 

Wellness Fair

The Department of Immunobiology is teaming up with campus and community resources to kick off the semester with a Wellness Day!

IMB Assessment Webpage Update

The University of Arizona has long recognized the importance of assessment and evaluation in improving the quality of its academic and support programs for students.

UACC students and fellows receive prestigious awards The University of Arizona Cancer Center is home to some truly gifted young cancer researchers. A number of them have recently received prestigious awards and honors.

Laurence Hurley, PhD, named 13th annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Distinguished Investigator Laurence Hurley, PhD, has been named the winner of the 13th annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Distinguished Investigator Award.

44th annual American Aging Associate (AGE) meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2015

The 44th annual American Aging Associate (AGE) meeting: Aging and Geroscience:  New Approaches to Old Problems will be held in Marina Del Rey, CA from May 30th to June 1st

Study Finds Potentially Treatable Cause of Dementia Following Stroke UA College of Medicine – Tucson researcher Kristian Doyle, PhD, is first author of the study published in the Feb. 4 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Tenth Annual Frontiers in Immunobiology & Immunopathogenesis Symposium- Agenda Now Available

The Tenth Annual Frontiers in Immunobiology & Immunopathogenesis Symposium is on Friday March 13th, 2015.

Impact of Lifelong Cytomegalovirus Infection on Aging and the Immune System Focus of UA Research

The study, funded by a $2.3 million five-year NIH grant, is critically important to understanding how to improve older adults’ responses to vaccination against the infectious diseases that rema

2015 Midwinter Conference of Immunologists at Asilomar- January 24-27

Conference website and information on registration & abstract submission deadlines- http://www.midwconfimmunol.