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

Apr 22, 2019 // PNAS

To respond or tolerate? LJI researchers selectively block immune activation program orchestrated by the nuclear factor NFAT

Feb 27, 2019

Scientists devise strategies to counteract T cell exhaustion in CAR T cancer therapies

Feb 25, 2019

Leading Structural Immunologist Erica Ollmann Saphire will join La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Feb 6, 2019 // San Diego Union Tribune

Why some kids keep getting tonsillitis — and how to fix it

Feb 6, 2019 // Popular Science

We’re finally understanding why some kids get strep throat over and over again