The Infectious Diseases and Immunology, F07B, study section reviews fellowship applications broadly focused on immunology and other infectious diseases topics (except F07A and F07C) including
- Biology of the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system
- Immune regulation, inflammation, and mechanism of immune-mediated diseases
- Immunological prevention and treatment of diseases, such as cancer, autoimmunity, allergy, and asthma
- Immune evasion in tumors including tumor antigen processing and presentation, innate and adaptive immune responses to tumor cells and tumor-induced immune tolerance
- Immunology of transplant tolerance and graft-vs-host disease (GVHD)
- Biology of protozoan/helminthic pathogens or vectors in humans and animal models; biological issues related to eukaryotic pathogens including cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, and genetics
- Development of anti-infective agents or vaccines to treat and prevent parasitic diseases
Shared Interests and Overlaps:
The three fellowship study sections covering infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology (F07A, F07B and F07C) are broad in scope and cover substantially equivalent areas of science, with the final assignment made by the staff at the Center for Scientific Review to ensure that each application has the appropriate expertise in bacterial (F07A), viral or fungal (F07C) or immunology and other infectious diseases (except in F07A or F07C) topics (F07B) to review it.
There are shared interests with Oncological Sciences C (F09C). Fellowship applications with an emphasis on translational aspects, such as prevention, diagnosis, development and evaluation of therapeutic strategies may be reviewed by F09, whereas applications focusing on mechanistic immunological aspects, such as the innate and adaptive immune responses to tumor cells may be reviewed here.
There are shared interests with Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Bioengineering (F05). Fellowship applications with focus on biomaterials development as delivery vectors, computational bioengineering, stem cell biology, or basic principles of cell biology may be reviewed by F05, whereas applications focusing on immunological aspects, such as innate and adaptive immune mechanisms underlying vaccine development or lymphocyte development may be reviewed here.
Fellowship applications with a biological focus on HIV/AIDS are reviewed in HIV/AIDS Biological (F17A).