Core Immunology Lab

For over 21 years, the UCSF/CFAR Core Immunology Lab (CIL) has been dedicated to providing immunology assays, expert consultation, and education to the UCSF and global research community. CIL specializes in developing immunology research tools, and initiating and stimulating innovative research projects to address emerging questions in immunologic diseases including HIV pathogenesis.

Specific Aims

Service — to provide state-of-the-art immunophenotyping and functionional assays in support of innovative translational studies to improve the understanding of HIV/AIDS and other immunological diseases.

Education — to train and mentor staff, students, fellows, and junior investigators in immunology research, to stimulate inclusion of immunology research in new studies through consultations and educational initiatives that inform the community of recent advances in immunology, and to help community members to understand and interpret research findings.

Research — to develop, optimize, validate, and apply innovative or specialized immunology assays which accelerate research in the prevention, treatment, and monitoring of immunological disease.