President: Mitchell Kronenberg.

Chairman of the board: John E. Major.

Annual budget: $47 million.

No. of local employees: 328.

Headquarters: La Jolla.

Year founded: 1988.

Mission of organization: Combating diseases, including type 1 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, through the study of the immune system.

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