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

Feb 6, 2019 // Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Genome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence

Feb 6, 2019 // Science Translational Medicine

Why your kid’s strep throat keeps coming back

Feb 6, 2019 // Science News

Why some children may get strep throat more often than others

Feb 6, 2019 // Newsweek

Some kids are more likely to get strep over and over again - here's why

Feb 6, 2019 // San Diego Union Tribune

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