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

May 29, 2019

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

May 9, 2019 // Cell

New HIV vaccine strategy “pumps” the immune system

May 8, 2019 // KPBS

San Diego Researchers Help With Urgent Effort To Stop Ebola In Africa

May 3, 2019

Researcher Studying Potential Trigger of Inflammation Through VF-Funded Grant

May 1, 2019 // Nature Communications

TET gene mutations in T regulatory cells unleash fatal autoimmune disease in mice