Our Impact

Out of Balance

Out of Balance

The Allen Institute for Immunology, launched in December of 2018, is working to understand the dynamic balancing act of the human immune system to help improve human health. Millions of people around the world are living with immune-related diseases or their aftermath. Their journeys are what inspire our researchers in their quest to improve patient’s health and well-being.

Learn more about impact at the Allen Institute.


Lab Notes | Starved but unable to eat: Life with Crohn’s

December 23, 2020

Aldan Beaubien was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in high school. Now an IT engineer at a research institute studying the disease, he has new hope for better treatments or even a cure.


Out of Balance | Maria’s journey with melanoma

November 11, 2019

A fortuitous event led to an early diagnosis. Ten years later, her cancer journey is not over.


Out of Balance | Linda's life with RA

May 16, 2019

In our new series Out of Balance, see how rheumatoid arthritis patient Linda Sloate has persevered through countless surgeries and therapies, and what she hopes scientists at the Allen Institute for Immunology can accomplish.


Out of Balance | Alyssa’s life with Crohn’s disease

May 14, 2019

Medical student Alyssa Clements bounced from doctor to doctor for her mysterious pain before she was finally diagnosed. One doctor even told her she’d never be a physician.


Out of Balance | Tom Bumol’s life after lymphoma

February 26, 2019

What happens when an immunologist gets a life-threatening, immune-related disease? In Bumol’s case, he doubles down on his research.