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Partner Institutions

About our Partners


The PREPARE Institute aims to position UC San Diego as a global leader in preparing for, responding to and thwarting future pandemics. Bringing together UC San Diego’s considerable research, education, and training resources, the PREPARE Institute will draw from the collective knowledge and innovation of one of the world’s foremost public research universities as well as partner institutions throughout the Torrey Pines Mesa.

Partner institutions include the J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, and Scripps Research. View our faculty page for more information about faculty from our partner institutions.

J. Craig Venter Institute

The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) is a world leader in genomic research with 160 scientists and staff who are bold innovators fearlessly pursuing revolutionary ideas. With a long track-record of creativity and an interdisciplinary approach to genomics, JCVI is committed to accelerating foundational scientific research to drive advances in human health and environmental sustainability.

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

The La Jolla Institute (LJI) is a research institute focused on immunology. Each LJI laboratory is dedicated to an important aspect of the immune system. As SARS-CoV-2 spread, LJI was fortunate to have the experts, equipment and community support in place to quickly take on COVID-19 research. Within months, LJI scientists had published the first studies of how key immune cells respond to the virus. This work is guiding COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic efforts around the globe, and they are in a strong position to continue this fight and to take on future emerging infectious diseases.

Scripps Research

Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on innovation. They expand basic knowledge in the biosciences and use these fundamental advancements to develop profound innovations that improve wellbeing. Scripps researchers lead breakthrough studies that address the world’s most pressing health concerns. Their educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into the next generation of leading scientists. They are accelerating the creation and delivery of medical breakthroughs to better human health around the globe.