La Jolla Institute for Immunology

La Jolla Institute for Immunology is a non-profit research organization located in La Jolla, California. It is located in UC San Diego's Research Park. The Institute researches immunology and immune system diseases. The Institute employees 23 faculty members and more than 300 employees. Dr. Mitchell Kronenberg has served as its President and Scientific Director since 2003. The Institute was founded in 1988.


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Oncology & Cancer

Scientists harness 'helper' T cells to treat tumors

Scientists are on the hunt for a unique set of mutations, called "neoantigens," that let the immune system distinguish tumor cells from normal cells. Their goal is to help the immune system react to neoantigens and target ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new look inside Ebola's 'viral factories'

New research in the journal Nature Communications gives scientists an important window into how Ebola virus replicates inside host cells. The study, led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), reveals the ...


New algorithm may fuel vaccine development

Immune system researchers have designed a computational tool to boost pandemic preparedness. Scientists can use this new algorithm to compare data from vastly different experiments and better predict how individuals may respond ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blocking immune system 'messenger' may treat severe asthma

Asthma is more dangerous than many people realize. An estimated 10 Americans die everyday from asthma, and the disease leads to around 439,000 hospitalizations and 1.3 million emergency room trips each year.


A thick skin: How a very exposed organ fights disease

Humans are just so naked. Where many creatures have scales or spines—or even a shell—humans have a soft, sweaty, stretchy layer of skin standing between the world and our internal organs.

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