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

Oct 31, 2019

Groundbreaking HIV vaccine design strategy shows promise in proof-of-principle tests

Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Shane Crotty honored with 2019 Frederick W. Alt Award for New Discoveries in Immunology

Sep 3, 2019 // UT San Diego

UCSD’s cancer vaccine trial shows range of results at the one-year mark

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