Our Mission

The mission of the CCTI is to accelerate translation of basic advances in immunology into new clinical therapies for immune diseases by creating a center that:

  • Fosters “horizontal” integration of information and advances between immunological disciplines and “vertical” integration between scientists and clinicians;
  • Trains a new generation of scientists and clinicians with the skills to lead the translation of future advances in immunology into clinical therapies.

The latter goal includes both didactic teaching roles for CCTI faculty in the undergraduate and graduate basic science and medical curricula of the University, as well as one-on-one mentorship, to provide training in laboratory research to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as residents, clinical fellows, and post-doctoral fellows.