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


Ming Li, Ph.D.

TUESDAY January 21, 2020

Title: "Immunological Mechanisms of Cancer Defense"

Member, Immunology Program Professor, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School Professor, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences Faculty Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


12- 1PM

CHS 53-105

Stephanie Sarantopoulos

TUESDAY January 28, 2020

Title: "Loss of B Cell Tolerance After Stem Cell Transplant"

Associate Professor of MedicineHematologic Malignancies & Cellular TherapyDuke University Medical Cente

12- 1PM

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.