Dr. Hallem presenting "How skin-penetrating nematodes find and infect human hosts"

Immunity, Inflammation, Infection, and Transplantation (I3T) Research Theme

Investigator Spotlights

Dr. Lili Yang

Dr. Lili Yang

Engineered killer T cells could provide long-lasting immunity against cancer. UCLA researchers use stem cells to engineer cells that attack human tumors in mice.
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Learn & Discover

Serving Pediatric Patients

How do we serve pediatric patients with rare immune diseases? Manish Butte, MD, PhD, a pediatric immunologist at UCLA Health talks about bringing advanced laboratory capabilities to kids with rare immune diseases
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Donor Spotlight

Connie Frank and Evan Thompson

A Generous Contribution

To establish the Connie Frank and Evan Thompson Program for Restorative Transplantation Research, under the direction of Dr. Kodi Azari (FEL ’04) in the Department of Surgery.
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I3T Seminar Series

The I3T Seminar Series 2022-23 is planning to be back in person this year with an outstanding lineup of speakers. We have already confirmed dates with the speakers below, and we will be sending out the lineup to all our members shortly. Do not hesitate to contact us at I3T@mednet.ucla.edu for any questions. 

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Upcoming Seminars

Head shot of Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D

Speaker: Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of Pathology 
Institution: UCSD
Date: Tuesday, Oct 4 2022
Location: In-person CHS 53-105



Head shot of Owen N. Witte, M.D., Ph.D.

Speaker: Owen N. Witte, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Distinguished Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Institution: UCLA
Date: Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022
Organizing in partnership with: CTSI
Location: In-person (NRB Auditorium 132) & Zoom
Additional Information: Recipient of the 2021 I3T Excellence in Research award


Head shot of Jun Liu, Ph.D.

Speaker: Jun Liu, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis 
Institution: Yale School of Medicine
Organizing in partnership with: I3T / MPTG
Date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022
Location: In-person CHS 53-105

"Once we fully understand the rules of the immune system, then we can harness the immune system therapeutically to cure disease.”

Gay M. Crooks, MD, Director, I3T Research Theme