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BRI is powering discoveries in order to learn how to rebalance the immune system in all autoimmune and immune system diseases. Our ultimate goal is to achieve a healthy immune system for each individual.
As a world-renowned, non-profit research institute we advance science that will predict, prevent, reverse and cure diseases of the immune system. Our Centers for Discovery accelerate progress through laboratory breakthroughs in immunology that can be translated to clinical therapies. BRI is a leader in collaborative initiatives and frequently partners with global research institutes to drive research forward and power possibilities.
BRI is a 501(c)3 independent nonprofit medical research institute affiliated with the Virginia Mason Health System, located on the Virginia Mason Seattle campus. BRI is governed by a volunteer board of community members focused on seeing that the following vision, mission and strategy are achieved.
A healthy immune system for every individual.
To advance the science that will predict, prevent, reverse and cure diseases of the immune system.
BRI’s strategy to achieve its vision and mission is to engage in scientific discovery related to how the immune system works, both in health and disease. Questions being addressed include how the immune system works to protect the body from disease and ways the immune system can cause disease.
Our scientific approach involves:
At BRI we recognize that to achieve our mission of one day preventing and curing immune disease, we need to understand differences: between individuals with and without disease, as diseases progress over time and before and after treatment.
We have a large and growing biorepository of samples that allows us to investigate these differences, across populations all the way down to single cells. We generate and analyze huge datasets profiling genetics, gene expression patterns and frequency of specific types of immune cells that either protect or promote immune disease.
From this we are able to build a more complete understanding of factors influencing health, disease, treatment response and the variations we find across individuals.
Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) is a world leader in human immunology. We have a bold mission: To predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases. We’re currently hiring new team members who are passionate about changing the course of immune system diseases.
At BRI, we study everything from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. And we examine the immune system as a whole — in healthy people and in people with disease — aiming to understand how these disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health.
Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team spends every day tackling some of immunology’s biggest mysteries and working toward our vision: A healthy immune system for everyone.
In support of our goal to accelerate discovery in autoimmune disease research, BRI fosters a work environment focused on collaboration, education and training. Learn more about becoming a member of our team.
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