La Jolla Institute for Immunology celebrates new president
The La Jolla Institute for Immunology hosted a celebration honoring Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., as the institute’s new president and chief executive.
The Sept. 9 reception took place outdoors on the Arroyo Terrace Lawn at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
Saphire, a Solana Beach resident, has dedicated her career to facing health threats such as the Ebola virus and COVID-19.
“This, right now, is a time of incredible urgency, incredible opportunity and acceleration of discovery,” Saphire said in her address. “This is a time to understand and harness immunology and the immune system.”
Saphire is LJI’s fifth president. She succeeds Mitchell Kronenberg, who led the organization for 18 years.
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