Welcome to the new Department of Integrative Immunobiology (IIB) at Duke School of Medicine!

Why join Integrative Immunobiology (IIB) at Duke?

Message from the Chair

IIB is an inclusive community passionately seeking to understand the intricate workings of the immune system, and how insights from our research can be applied to improve human health. We foster curiosity, discovery, and the application of our findings to solve real-world problems. We promote interdisciplinary, collaborative research, and apply diverse perspectives to deliver groundbreaking scientific advances.

IIB prioritizes creating a community driven to positively impact society through rigorous research, tailored mentoring (from students to faculty), and proactive outreach. We believe that scientific innovation combined with a strong sense of civic responsibility can truly make a difference. 

You are invited to become a part of our mission to train not just world-class researchers, but individuals who are outstanding citizens-scientists imbued with a deep sense of purpose and commitment to service.

Raphael Valdivia, PhD, Nanaline Duke Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Professor and Chair, Integrative Immunbiology

Duke University

Duke University and the School of Medicine, invests in cutting-edge research and core facilities. IIB researchers are primarily housed in the Jones Cancer Research Building and the brand-new Medical Sciences Research Building III. Duke is committed to creating training environments that empower everyone to reach their professional aspirations.

In 2023, Newsweek named Duke one of “America's Greatest Workplaces.” It was one of only eight higher education institutions – and the only one in North Carolina – mentioned in the list. Duke also consistently ranks in the top of “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity,” and “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women.”

We are in Durham, North Carolina, part of the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area. RTP includes major research institutions like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC State University, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Environmental Protection Agency. RTP is also home to vibrant pharmaceutical, biotech, and high-tech industries. We enjoy reasonable costs of living, mild weather, outstanding public schools, a highly educated population, diverse and cosmopolitan communities, and offer a wide range of cultural activities (music, theater award-winning dining, arts, sports, etc.). Durham is a short drive from incredible wide-open beaches and beautiful mountains. These are only a few of the many reasons why Durham, NC is considered one of the top places to live in the United States.

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