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Deepening our understanding of the immune system

Working to understand the delicate balancing act of the human immune system—how it works when we’re healthy, and what goes wrong in disease.

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The Allen Institute for Immunology is working to advance the fundamental understanding of human immunology through the study of immune health and diseases where excessive or impaired immune responses drive pathological processes.

To truly understand the human immune system, it must be viewed through many different lenses and at multiple time points. Teams at the Allen Institute for Immunology focus on different areas so that, combined, findings and insights support a more complete picture of the immune system in different contexts.

Studies and data on the immune system generated by these teams can lead to actionable insights that will help scientists find treatments and therapies for immune-related diseases.

Research Programs

By mapping the immune system at high resolution, we are gaining insights into interconnected processes of how the immune system works across age and health which holds the key to treating a broad spectrum of diseases.

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Our research

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What goes wrong when our immune systems attack our own bodies?
Autoimmunity Research
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Paving the way for more effective treatments across a broad spectrum of multiple myeloma patients. 
Oncology Research
Immunology Health and Aging Research

Immune Health and Aging

Interrogating immune cell types and functionality in diverse human populations across health and aging.
Immune Health & Aging


Dissecting the mechanisms of chronic immune dysfunction.
Inflammation Research

Learn more about our other Scientific Programs.

Allen Institute for Cell Science

Understanding human cells holistically and dynamically to predict and understand human health and disease.

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Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics

Exploring the brain’s activity, at the level of individual neurons and the whole brain, to reveal how we interpret our environments to make decisions.

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Science Programs at Allen Institute