Immunology News

Xudong Li to Join IPP in September 2016

Xudong Li, PhD, has accepted an Assistant Professor position in Immunology and plans to arrive this coming September. Dr. Li studies molecular mechanisms underlying Treg functional specialization and adaptation to microenvironments, and how its dysregulation contributes to inflammatory disorders, including autoimmune disease and cancer. His lab will use a novel experimental framework that integrates conventional approaches and a set of powerful, efficient, and versatile CRISPR-based tools. He is currently at the Salk Institute.

IPP Welcomes Pilar Alcaide

Pilar Alcaide, PhD has joined the Immunology faculty as of May 1, 2016. Dr. Alcaide focuses her research on the areas of immunology, vascular biology and cardiac physiology to study several aspects of recruitment of T lymphocytes in diverse inflammatory settings, with a particular focus in the heart in the context of heart failure. Most recently she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and based in the Molecular Cardiology Institute at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Alcaide's laboratory is located on Jaharis 5.

Tufts University Core Facility


Immunology is home to the Tufts University Core Facility, which provides state of the art DNA and protein analyses.



The Flow Cytometry Core , based in Immunology, provides service and training for analysis and sorting.

Sackler School PhD Programs


Our faculty participate in graduate training through the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.