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We develop
bio-inspired materials and technologies

to activate,
program,
and reinstate

optimal immune system function.

 

Specifically, we 

Activate the immune system to hone in disease sites.
Program immune cells to recognize and clear disease.
Reinstate immune balance to restore normal function.

 

We are unlocking the power of the immune system.

Our work opens new avenues for treating and preventing diseases that arise spontaneously, i.e. cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders and allergies.

 

Bio-inspired immune system engineering is the future of human health!

We train and educate the next generation scientists and engineers in immunology, nanotechnology and bioengineering.


Recent News


October 15, 2019

Drug-light combo could offer control over CAR T-cell therapy

UC San Diego bioengineers are a step closer to making CAR T-cell therapy safer, more precise and easy to control. They developed a system that allows them to select where and when CAR T cells get turned on so that they destroy cancer cells without harming normal cells. Full Story


March 14, 2019

Anticancer vaccines, natural language for computers, and multifunctional materials take center stage at UC San Diego Research Expo

The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering was just ranked the #11 graduate engineering program in the country by US News. Hear from more than 200 of these talented graduate students as they present their research at the 38th annual Jacobs School Research Expo, a showcase of the top engineering and computer science work underway at UC San Diego. Full Story



Partner with Us

 

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Real-world clinical challenges inform our research. The Center for Nano ImmunoEngineering works closely with industry partners.

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