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Research in the Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease ranges from basic science to preclinical studies that are focused in the areas of Autoimmunity, Cancer, Genetics, Infectious Disease, Inflammation, Signaling, and Vaccines/Therapeutics.

Autoimmunity occurs when the innate and/or adaptive immune response is activated by one’s own cells and tissues. 

Innate immunity has a double role in cancer: it can protect against tumor formation, yet also induce cancer to grow. 

Genes are the blueprint for determining the architectural structure of the innate immune response. 

Innate immunity is the body’s first line of defense against infectious disease. 

Innate immune responses trigger inflammation to help the body fight potentially harmful pathogens and to facilitate wound repair.

Cells must be able to perceive and accurately respond to their environment to initiate innate immunity and maintain a functional immune response.

The cutting-edge innate immunity research at the Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease (CIIID) is advancing therapeutics and vaccine technology for immune enhance