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

Mar 13, 2013

Researchers advance fight against leading infectious cause of congenital birth defects

Mar 13, 2013 // San Diego Union Tribune

Harmful virus might have achilles' heel

Mar 3, 2013 // San Diego Union Tribune

Meet the Scientists Day unites diabetes researchers, patients

Jan 25, 2013 // San Diego Union Tribune

Anxiety about vaccines: how to neutralize concerns- La Jolla Institute's Alex Sette, Ph.D. and Bjoern Peters, Ph.D.

Jan 24, 2013 // San Diego Union Tribune

La Jolla Institute identifies molecular switch enabling Immune cells to better fight disease