Study of the immune system as a disciplinary field in medicine is called Immunology. The main duty of the immune system is stabilizing the barriers between self and non-self. Through a complexmechanisms, molecules and cells present in every tissue of the body, the immune system protects us from pathogens. However, in the case a failing in immune system regulation by our body, many diseases such as diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis may happen. In order to maintain and improve the level of vaccination, control the autoimmunity and prevent or reverse infectious diseases and cancer we need tounderstand the immune system.
Department of Immunology has been established since 2005 at Faculty of Medicine aiming totrain the students either the required knowledge or the necessary skills to discover new mechanisms and pathways of the immune system to enrich human health by combating and preventing disease, enhancing vaccination, and controlling autoimmunity andalso to help other young scientists to be proficient in immunology. At this department there are some experienced stuff and faculty members who are training the students or doing research in the field of immunity