The Bensinger Lab



The Immunology, Inflammation, Infection, and Transplantation Research Theme (I3T) at UCLA is a large community of scientists and clinicians studying how the immune system operates in healthy individuals, and how the immune system becomes dysfunctional in disease. The I3T has 200+ scientists and physicians at UCLA engaged in basic, translational, and clinical research with the goal of harnessing the immune system to treat disease and cure individuals.

Major clinical advances over the last 10 years have enriched basic understanding of the immune system to the point of translation, and there is the promise of great successes with antibody therapies and other forms of immunotherapy. The value of close interactions among researchers studying cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmunity, and transplant rejection is now readily apparent.

I3T Seminar Series

Dr. Bensinger, Dr. Rob Prins and former UCLA faculty memberDr. David Brooks, established the highly successful I3T Seminar Series and Research-In-Progress Series.

For more information on I3T and the current seminar series click here


WED October 23, 2019 

Shane Crotty, PhD,

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Professor, Division of Vaccine Discovery

Title: “T Follicular Helper (Tfh) CD4 T Cells and Germinal Center B Cell Response in the Context of Vaccines and Infections”

NRB Auditorium


WED October 30, 2019

Jenny Ting, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill

William Rand Kenan Distinguished Professor of Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology

 Title: “Innate Immune Receptors: Their Broad Roles in Regulating Adaptive Immunity, Inflammation and the Microbioata”

NRB Auditorium


TUE November 5, 2019

Li-fan Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Division of Biological Sciences UCSD

Title: "Cellular and Molecular Regulation of T-Cell Immunity" 

CHS 53-105



I3T Scientific Retreat

The I3T is proud to announce that the 2019 scientific retreat was a huge sucess. Thank you to all our speakers, presenters, and guests. To view pictures please click here.