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

Jan 20, 2013

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

Finding on killer cells opens new avenue for combating AIDS, cancer and other diseases

Zika's global reach

Chronic Inflammation

La Jolla Institute’s chronic inflammation research creates pathways to understanding and treating debilitating diseases.

La Jolla Institute scientist identifies helper cells that trigger potent responses to HIV

Member of National AIDS Vaccine Consortium pinpoints helper T cells important for AIDS vaccine development

Leading San Diego institutions partner to improve undestanding of immune system and develop vaccines