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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


May 13, 2024

Plant Virus Treatment Shows Promise in Fighting Metastatic Cancers in Mice

An experimental treatment made from a plant virus is effective at protecting against a broad range of metastatic cancers in mice, shows a new study from the University of California San Diego. The treatment, composed of nanoparticles fashioned from the cowpea mosaic virus—a virus that infects black-eyed pea plants—showed remarkable success in improving survival rates and suppressing the growth of metastatic tumors across various cancer models, including colon, ovarian, melanoma and breast cancer. Full Story


October 30, 2023

'Plug and Play' Nanoparticles Could Make It Easier To Tackle Various Biological Targets

UC San Diego engineers have developed modular nanoparticles that can be easily customized to target different biological entities such as tumors, viruses or toxins. The surface of the nanoparticles is engineered to host any biological molecules of choice, making it possible to tailor the nanoparticles for a wide array of applications, ranging from targeted drug delivery to neutralizing biological agents. Full Story



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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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