CIL's Interim Director
Norman Jones has been named the Interim Director of CIL
COVID-19 Resources
CIL has remained open throughout the ongoing pandemic to actively support the needs of our community. For additional information and resources, follow the link below.
Featured Publication
Distinct viral reservoirs in individuals with spontaneous control of HIV-1.

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.

CIL is housed in the Division of Experimental Medicine based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Founded in 2006, the division is a research-only division that is focused on understanding the human immune system so that life-saving therapies and vaccines can be developed to protect against chronic infectious diseases of global importance. Another focus is to establish a training environment that fosters patient-oriented research in the US and abroad. As part of the division, CIL provides immunology assays, expert consultation, and education to UCSF and the global research community. 

Specific Aims

Service — to provide state-of-the-art immunophenotyping and functional 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.

For study inquiries, please email us at [email protected]