Research Areas

Research Areas

Our focus is immunology, because we believe that no other biomedical discipline has greater implications for human health than immunology. By unraveling the complexities of the immune system, LJI researchers are directly tackling an extraordinarily diverse array of diseases, which together account for more than two-thirds of all deaths in the U.S. each year. Such diseases include type 1 and type 2 diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, allergies, influenza, dengue fever and many other illnesses.

From The Lab

May 22, 2017

TWEAKing inflammation

Mar 27, 2017

Scientists make advance against Type 2 diabetes

Mar 14, 2017

The molecular underpinnings of T cell exhaustion

Mar 6, 2017 // San Diego Union Tribune

Engineered red blood cells can relieve autoimmune diseases, study finds

Jan 12, 2017

T cells join the fight against Zika