About the Center

Mission Statement

The mission of this new center is to better understand the molecular basis of inflammatory diseases and further develop novel therapeutic strategies. Inflammation is one of the body’s major defense mechanisms in response to infection or injury, but when it is uncontrolled, it causes inflammatory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, otitis media and cancer.

Founding Director

Jian-Dong Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Inflammation and Immunity
Professor of Biology
Georgia State University