CFI aims to provide the highest quality of education and broad based training at all stages of our trainees careers. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate training for our future scientific leaders.

Explore education and training opportunities with the Center for Immunology.

Find seminars and lectures offered on a recurring basis, including the Blumenthal Lectureship Series and the Immunology Journal Club and Super Group calendar.

CFI students
Graduate programs

The University of Minnesota offers several graduate programs that specialize in immunology.  CFI has over 75 faculty members from both basic science and clinical departments to provide a broad-based education in immunological research preparing our students for a wide range of career opportunities.

CFI Postdocs
Postdoctoral training

The Center for Immunology (CFI) creates an exceptional community for postdoctoral fellows. We offer state of the art facilities and a support system that was celebrated in 2009 when The Scientist named the University of Minnesota one of the best workplaces for postdocs, in part because of the strength of mentoring by faculty and opportunities for professional development.

2021 Summer scholars
For MD students: Summer research program

Through this directed-research experience in the area of infection and immunity, current medical students will gain a greater appreciation for scientific discovery and immunology in their future medical practice and lay the groundwork for entry into an academic medicine career pathway.

Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (LSSURP)

The UMN offers a life sciences research program for undergraduate students (LSSURP) who have a goal of enrolling in Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D programs. The programs include a joint orientation weekend, participation in a 10-week research project and numerous special activities focused on professional and social development and a poster symposium and banquet in August.