UC Irvine has created a new Institute for Immunology that expands research for treatments of immune-system illnesses and diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. According to institute director Dr. Paolo Casali (pictured), the institute allows for a broader range of immunology research and supports collaborations among biological sciences and medicine faculty members with their colleagues in biomedical engineering, public health and other campus areas. “The expanded scope of the institute gives us the means to better integrate basic science with medical applications,” he says. The institute also hosts a year-round speaker series that will culminate in the annual Immunology Fair in November and played a key role in establishing the Jeffrey Modell UCI Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies at the Gottschalk Medical Plaza this month.