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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UCLA’s Expertise In Immunology Ranges Far And Wide

Innovation at UCLA extends far beyond a moment of discovery. 

UCLA faculty have developed best-in-class T-cell therapies for fighting and beating cancer and for world-leading transplant programs. They have uncovered and invented new ways to prevent and treat infection to meet the challenge of antibiotic resistance.

Their groundbreaking discoveries have unlocked the genetics and cell biology of immunity. Now, they are building mathematical models of human health. Here—now—we are harnessing the power of the immune system to prevent, treat, and cure disease.

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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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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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

I3T Seminar Series

The I3T Seminar Series 2023-24 is 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 for any questions. 

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Upcoming Seminars

Lukas Jeker

Speaker: Lukas Jeker, MD, PhD
Title: Professor, Experimental Transplantation Immunology & Nephrology
Institution: University of Basel
Date: Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023
Location: In-person CHS 53-105




Chintan Parekh

Speaker: Chintan Parekh, MD, MBBS
Title: Assistant Professor
Institution: CHLA
Date: Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023
Location: In-person CHS 53-105




Sujan Shresta

Speaker: Sujan Shresta, PhD
Title: Professor
Institution: La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Date: Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023
Location: In-person CHS 53-105