Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., MBA has officially begun her term as President and CEO of La Jolla Institute for Immunology. As a leader in infectious disease research, Saphire has dedicated her career to bringing scientists together to face the toughest health threats.
Our Focus Is Immunology
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, such as asthma, cancer, CoVID-19, type 1 diabetes, Parkinson’s, and many others.
At La Jolla Institute for Immunology, every day, our discoveries move the world closer to Life Without Disease.
Enabling our experts to take a deep dive into the complexity of the immune system.
At the forefront of exploring new and sometimes unexpected avenues for novel immune-based cancer treatments.
Conducting fundamental research on how the body reacts to vaccines and battles infections.
Uncovering sex-specific variables in immune responses to provide personalized treatments for disease.
A new window into disease risk
LJI Assistant Professor Dr. Tal Einav harnesses computational biology and physics to study how the body fights disease. His research sheds light on how different groups – women and men, children and seniors – combat viral infections, cancers, and much more. Dr. Einav will share how leveraging models and algorithms can help us design better vaccines and accelerate the field of personalized medicine.
COVID-19 Research at La Jolla Institute
Capitalizing on their unique skills in immunology and infectious disease, La Jolla Institute scientists have launched a multi-lab Coronavirus Taskforce to respond to the ongoing crisis and prepare for future emerging diseases.
Sex-based Differences in the Immune System
Institute President and CEO Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.,MBA, joins national leaders in highlighting the importance of studying sex-based immune system differences.
The Visionaries, an award-winning public television series hosted by Sam Waterston has recently launched its 24th season which includes a half-hour documentary film entitled, Life Without Disease. The film showcases the critical work of La Jolla Institute for Immunology scientists working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Melanie McCauley
Dr. Melanie McCauley is on a mission to create a world where people live life without disease.
Immune Matters Magazine
Explore the immune system with interviews, articles, and video exclusives from our Institute magazine.