The program director is Dr. Edith Lord. She is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Oncology, and has been on the faculty of the URMC since 1976. She has extensive experience in mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate students and other trainees including several minority students.
Dr. Lord has served on numerous NIH grant review panels including ones for trainee grant applications. Her laboratory is supported by NIH-funded awards for immunology and oncology research. She is also the Director of a NIH pre- and post-doctoral training program in Immunology. In addition, she is the Director of the Immunology, Microbiology and Virology Graduate Cluster.