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

Jul 20, 2016 // San Diego Union Tribune

Antibodies could stop heart disease, study finds

Jul 19, 2016

Two LJI scientists selected to join the Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST)

Jun 7, 2016 // Emory News Center

NIH awards Emory $35.6 million grant for research aimed at HIV/AIDS vaccine and cure

May 24, 2016 // Multiple Sclerosis News Today

New research center at UC San Diego to focus on microbiome and immunology

May 17, 2016 // Medical Daily

Germs may trigger killer T cells to attack insulin-producing beta cells, causing type 1 diabetes