Areas of Research

Focusing our expertise with great energy on seven areas of research

We are world leaders in immunology research, specifically concerning immune defense and inflammation.

You can become acquainted with specific aspects of our research through a number of pathways on this Web site. Our investigators are affiliated in seven areas of research concentration:

The page for each area has links to the investigators working in that area. For specific, more technical information, you can directly access the profiles of key investigators, as well as links to the Web sites of their labs.

Our approach to research is very broad, including expertise from the sub-molecular level to that of the whole organism. We are powerfully equipped to tackle the bases of immune deficiency, autoimmunity, inflammatory disease--including atherosclerosis and other afflictions of the cardiovascular system--and malfunctions of the immune system such as involved in AIDS and types of cancer. Powerful imaging capabilities, as well as other core facilities, buttress the work of our investigators.

Our senior investigators average more than $1 million annually in direct cost funding from the NIH. Recent data shows that we rank in the top 1 percent of U.S. institutions in the amount of research funding per investigator. We annually publish more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts of which can be accessed at Investigator paper abstracts on this site.

In conclusion, our potential for future contributions to basic biomedical knowledge and the application of those breakthroughs to medical treatment is extraordinary.