Unraveling the mysteries of the immune system in health and disease

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The Allen Institute for Immunology is working to understand the dynamic balancing act of the human immune system, how it senses friend from foe and what goes wrong when we’re ill. Our studies aim to translate deep knowledge of the immune system in health and disease to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of immune-related disorders. Everything we do begins with patients who are living with and suffering from these diseases. We believe that by decoding the mysteries of the immune system, we can make a significant improvement in patients’ health and wellbeing. 

Immunology News


Out of Balance | Sarah’s experience with multiple myeloma

June 8, 2022

Sarah Kaufmann-Fink was diagnosed with cancer as a college student. 17 years and one relapse later, she’s pushing for more research.  


Science in Sixty | Greg Szeto

June 7, 2022

Greg Szeto has a passion for immunology, virology, bioengineering, computer science...and photographing live music! Check out our latest Science In Sixty feature.


A new open-access portal for human immunology data and tools

June 1, 2022

The Human Immune System Explorer offers an inside view into ongoing research on human health and disease