Our Research Centers

La Jolla Institute is home to three research centers that focus the efforts of collaborative groups of researchers on defined areas of inquiry, to accelerate progress toward the development of new treatments and vaccines to prevent and cure autoimmune conditions, cancer and infectious disease.

Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation

Research into different autoimmune diseases can inform the development of new treatments that teach the immune system to tolerate the body’s own cells.

Center for Cancer Immunotherapy

The Center is at the forefront of exploring new and sometimes unexpected avenues for novel immune-based cancer treatments.

Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, LJI infectious disease experts quickly mobilized a task force to respond to the current crisis.

Our Impact


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

The World Goes Crazy Around You

An oral history of how LJI scientists came together against COVID-19.

Coronavirus Updates: Live from The Laboratory

On November 24, 2020, infectious disease experts Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. and Sujan Shresta, Ph.D. sharing their latest COVID-19 research, related collaborative efforts, and other observations from the field.

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02 Dec, 2020
LJI Wednesday Seminar
Seminar Title: TBD

Speaker: Rachel Clark, M.D., Ph.D.

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Host: La Jolla Institute Postdoctoral Association

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