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

Feb 16, 2018 // Journal of Immunology

Immune signature predicts asthma susceptibility

Feb 13, 2018 // Immunity

LJI researchers reveal how to undermine immune cell mobilization in allergic inflammation.

Jan 23, 2018

Groundbreaking Parkinson’s research at La Jolla Institute funded by Michael J. Fox Foundation

Jan 16, 2018 // Journal of Experimental Medicine

LJI researchers discover key driver of atopic dermatitis

Jan 14, 2018 // UT San Diego

Business Biotech Powerful HIV-neutralizing response possible in most people, study by San Diego researchers finds