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Unlocking the power and potential of the human immune system to battle cancer, heart disease and other ailments takes imagination, determination and collaboration.

The Immunology Center of Georgia is a new research enterprise that pioneers ways for the body to marshal its immune defenders and attackers to defeat threats to human health.

In partnership with the best clinicians and scientists around the world, we’re working to advance exploration, uncover knowledge and prepare the next generation of immunologists – all to benefit people everywhere.


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Georgia Trend: Moving Innovation Beyond the Walls

“What brought us here is a unique opportunity to build something of national importance. That’s not an offer you get every day," says Klaus Ley, MD, IMMCG founding co-director.

'Jennie' on WJBF: MCG immunologist explains the importance of flu shots

Klaus Ley, MD, talks to Jennie Montgomery about why is the flu vaccine important, who should get it, how effective it is and why we need one every year.

The Augusta Chronicle: Flu vaccines a safe, effective way to build a healthier future

In a world brimming with medical advancements and cutting-edge research, IMMCG is advancing global progress in scientific innovation and health protection, all from right here in Augusta. 

WRDW Mix at 3: Dr. Klaus Ley on the value of seasonal flu vaccine

Think you don't need a flu shot? Klaus Ley, MD, explains why everyone over the age of 6 months should protect themselves from flu, which can be deadly. 

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Immunology Center of Georgia Seminar: Kenneth Rosenthal, PhD

"Manipulation of Antigen Specific Immunity with LEAPS for Anti-Viral, Anti-Cancer, and Anti-Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy"

Download the seminar flyer.

Immunology Center of Georgia Seminar: Kenneth Rosenthal, PhD  
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IMMCG hosts successful flu vaccine clinic

Ahead of cold and flu season, IMMCG hosted a flu vaccination clinic for Augusta University employees. We were proud to help nearly 80 faculty and staff members protect themselves from the seasonal flu! Read more about the importance of this immunization in Jagwire.

IMMCG hosts successful flu vaccine clinic
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From the front lines of the immune battlefield

Some immunity is innate — we’re born with the defenders. Other immunity is adaptive. Our bodies recruit, train and retain soldiers in the fight. See how IMMCG is working on both fronts in the MCG Magazine article “The Back Story: In Sickness and Health.”


From the front lines of the immune battlefield


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‘Protect yourself and those around you’: Augusta University experts tout importance of flu vaccination for campus and community

In a bid to encourage flu vaccination, the Immunology Center of Georgia, part of the Medical College of Georgia, will host a flu vaccine clinic for Augusta University employees.

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Augusta University’s Immunology Center of Georgia enlists national experts to foster growth through Scientific Advisory Board

Klaus Ley, MD, and Catherine “Lynn” Hedrick, PhD, Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholars and co-directors of Immunology Center of Georgia, formed the Scientific Advisory Board with an eye toward the future.

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The seeds of success: Augusta University celebrates growth, vision for future with Fall Kick-Off

“Together we have an opportunity to truly create a university like no other. You all came here — I think, I hope and I believe — because you saw that same thing. What you saw was not just a university, but potential. Credible potential," said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

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Long molecule of RNA essential to our GI tract’s ability to contract and move food along

Without CARMN, a long, noncoding RNA, the 30-foot-long GI tract doesn’t contract as it should.