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

Dec 12, 2018 // Expertscape

LJI Professor named world’s leading Type 1 Diabetes expert

Nov 14, 2018 // Cell Host & Microbe

Maternally-acquired Zika immunity can increase dengue disease severity in mouse pups

Nov 13, 2018 // Journal of Immunology

Global immunoprofiling effort reveals multifunctional T cell response during Zika infection

Oct 31, 2018 // Nature Communications, Cell Reports

LJI investigators discover how protein pair controls cellular calcium signals

Oct 18, 2018

La Jolla Institute receives $ 4.5 mill Cancer Moonshot award