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


"Immune adaptations under chronic infection"

Elina Zuniga, Ph.D.


Professor of Biological Sciences and Molecular Biology

TUES April 23, 2019

 Location: 53-105 CHS

Time: 12-1

"Immune Control of Virus Production under ART"

Guido Silvestri, M.D.

Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Emory University

Professor and Division Chief, Microbiology and Immunology

TUES April 30, 2019

 Location: 53-105 CHS

Time: 12-1



I3T Scientific Retreat

The I3T Research Theme organizes an anual event for UCLA scientists and trainees focused on the pillars of the I3T (Immunology, Inflammation, Infection and Transplant).

The Retreat is supported by the Dean's Office at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Pre-registration is required to attend the event.

This upcomming year the Retreat will take place on June 11, 2019.

For additional information on the Retreat please click here

To view last year's program, please click here.

To view pictures from the last year event on June 12, 2018, please click here.