The Colton Center for Autoimmunity is driven by a clear purpose—to significantly enhance the understanding, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of autoimmune diseases. We strive to support broad-scoped studies that can make a lasting impact in this complex field of clinical medicine.
Bridging Research and Application
Our approach is centered around fostering cross-disciplinary, investigator-initiated research, enabling us to bridge gaps between research and application. By encouraging collaboration among experts from diverse fields, we aim to catalyze innovative approaches that transcend traditional boundaries and drive breakthroughs in autoimmune disease research.
We are committed to providing strategic support to researchers, with the goal of advancing their findings to a stage where technology transfer to commercial partners or start-up companies becomes feasible. By nurturing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and offering essential resources, we aim to accelerate the translation of research outcomes into practical solutions that benefit patients and improve healthcare outcomes.
Harnessing Data Science
At the Colton Center, we recognize the immense potential of medical big data and the data sciences. Therefore, we emphasize research that harnesses the power of these fields. By leveraging advanced analytics and computational techniques, we aim to unlock novel insights and drive innovation in autoimmune disease research. This approach enables us to capitalize on the transformative potential of data-driven methodologies and contribute to a deeper understanding of these complex diseases.
Collaboration for Impact
Autoimmune diseases present a significant clinical challenge, affecting 5-8% of the global population with a range of over a hundred diseases. The Colton Center was established with the core objective of making a profound impact on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions. We collaborate closely with the renowned Colton Centers at New York University, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as esteemed clinical partners in Israel. This network of collaboration strengthens our ability to contribute not only to Tel Aviv University but also to the State of Israel, science, and humanity at large.
By supporting groundbreaking research, bridging the gap between research and application, facilitating technology transfer, and emphasizing the use of medical big data and data sciences, the Colton Center for Autoimmunity strives to push the boundaries of knowledge and improve the lives of those affected by autoimmune diseases. Our mission is to drive innovation, facilitate collaboration, and ultimately make a lasting impact in the field of autoimmune disease research.