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 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

Apr 26, 2019 // Science Immunology

LJI investigators reveal that TET proteins regulate factors essential for normal antibody production

Apr 22, 2019 // PNAS

To respond or tolerate? LJI researchers selectively block immune activation program orchestrated by the nuclear factor NFAT

Feb 27, 2019

Scientists devise strategies to counteract T cell exhaustion in CAR T cancer therapies