Handpicked for their pioneering spirit, creativity and collaborative approach, twenty-four world leaders in immunology head independent laboratories that work on understanding different aspects of the immune system using the latest biomedical research tools and technologies. They regularly come together to share their expertise while pursuing novel approaches to shedding light on the role of the immune system in nearly every disease, from viral infections to autoimmune diseases to cancer. Together, they are working toward a new era in human health, where life without disease is within reach.
Select a scientist from the list below to view more about their work at La Jolla Institute.
Adjunct & Visiting Professors
LJI scholars are world-renowned scientists who spend time at the institute each year to exchange ideas, foster innovation and spark new discoveries through intellectual collusions. Nominated by the president, they serve for renewable two-year terms.
- Bruce Beutler, M.D. Professor and Director, Center for the Genetics of Host Defense
The Clinical Associates Program bridges the gulf between bench and bedside by embedding clinicians into LJI labs to facilitate collaborations between physicians and LJI scientists to speed up the development of new treatments.