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 // 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

Feb 6, 2019 // Popular Science

We’re finally understanding why some kids get strep throat over and over again

Dec 12, 2018 // Expertscape

LJI Professor named world’s leading Type 1 Diabetes expert

Nov 14, 2018 // NOVA PBS

How Zika and Dengue Exploit the Mother-Child Relationship