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Common Immune Response Protective Across Many Diseases

Combined, infection, autoimmunity and cancer account for 40 percent of deaths worldwide and represent major global health challenges. In a Cell Reports paper, ISB researchers detail how the human immune system works in common ways across diseases. Their findings offer promising avenues for exploring multi-disease therapeutic strategies.

Breakthrough T Cell Discovery Has Huge Potential for Engineering Custom Immune Responses

In a breakthrough discovery that changes how we understand T cells and with implications of how we can better engineer custom immune responses to fight disease, Institute for Systems Biology researchers showed that the different disease-fighting functions of different T cells are determined by the genetically encoded T-cell receptor sequence that are unique to those cells.

Goldwater Scholar Daniel Chen

ISB Undergraduate Researcher Daniel Chen Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Daniel Chen, an undergraduate researcher in ISB’s Heath Lab and junior at the University of Washington, has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Chen has been a key member of ISB’s COVID-19 Immune Response Study.