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Holly Steach

“The immunology track at Yale is a truly inspiring place to do science. Not only does the Immunobiology department afford the opportunity to be part of some of the most unique and cutting edge research in the world, but it also offers a strong sense of community. Faculty are approachable and genuinely care for the training and mentorship of students, an attitude that trickles down and is apparent at every level in the department. From day one I’ve felt encouraged both by faculty and fellow students to ask questions and discuss ideas, and between research in progress, student journal club, weekly seminars, or Friday afternoon happy hours there are always ample opportunities to do so. This cultivates a really phenomenal training environment and allows us as students to take full advantage of everything the department has to offer.”

The Immunology Track is designed to prepare students for independent careers in research and teaching in immunology or related disciplines. The educational program emphasizes interdisciplinary training and collaborative and interactive research, an approach based on the idea that solving difficult problems requires the integration of individuals with common goals but differing expertise. Graduate students are diverse in their interests and ethnic backgrounds, and more than 50 percent are women.