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Immunology studies the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease, as well as malfunctions of the immune system in disorders of varying severity – ranging from allergies and hypersensitivities to papillomavirus, HIV and sepsis. Immunology also involves the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the immune system’s components in vitro, in situ and in vivo, and it is extremely useful in many disciplines of medical science.
At the Feinstein Institute, our scientists focus on understanding the basic biologic principles underlying the immune and inflammatory systems that protect us against infections and other environmental hazards, as well as internal challenges, such as cancer. This protective immune and inflammatory system includes an innate immune response to infections and other external challenges, as well as a more developed adaptive immune response that more precisely targets elements that threaten our health.