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

Aug 8, 2019 // Cell

Lassa virus’ soft spot revealed

Jul 29, 2019 // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

TET proteins: double agents in DNA methylation prevent catastrophic cancer

Jun 25, 2019 // eLIFE

No cell is an island

Jun 21, 2019 // Journal of Experimental Medicine

To kill tumors, activate this elite group of T cells

May 29, 2019

La Jolla Institute-led consortium awarded up to $35 million by NIH