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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.

Gloved hand reaching into robot for an immunology experiment at the Allen InstituteGoals and Approach

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.

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