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Christopher H. Browne Center for Immunology and Immune Diseases

An understanding of the immune system—the body’s intricate and essential defense network—is key to progress in many critical areas of biomedical research. The Browne Center focuses the efforts of Rockefeller researchers who explore the immune system in health and disease, promoting new collaborative research on autoimmunity, infectious diseases, cancer immunotherapy, and allergies. Goals include the creation of effective therapies and preventive measures against AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases, as well as cancer; the development of gene therapies and new transplantation techniques; and the design of better approaches to combat diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders that can result when the immune system misguidedly attacks the body’s own healthy tissues.


Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.
Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D.
Alexander Tarakhovsky, M.D., Ph.D.