Working Groups

To promote patient-led research, ImYoo is launching working groups for people with autoimmune disorders. We are creating communities of patients, advocates, and clinicians who are all working together on designing immune studies!


We’re currently in the brainstorming phase, so if you or someone you care for has one of the conditions listed below, sign up for our Newsletter


Once our working groups identify the perfect research idea, you may have a chance to participate in an immune study. We’re committed to accessible research, so you will be able to participate from home. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by flare ups, which can be unpredictable.  However, efforts in RNA-sequencing are already predicting flares with accuracy of up to 2 weeks before the episode.

In the RA Working Group, we ask, "How are these flares triggered?" and "Why do biologics only work for some people?" Tell us which RA questions we need to research now - your question could be our next research idea! 


Join the ImYoo RA Forum, an online group discussion, this Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 4:30pm to 6pm PST. 



Although Long COVID (LC) ​is poorly understood by the medical community, we see that research using RNA profiles can fill the gaps.

Members of the LC Working Group want to identify their symptoms and determine whether they're improving or at-risk of relapsing. Help us investigate the LC questions that matter most to you.

We see a lot of immunological questions worth investigating in Long COVID, such as the development of tests for Long COVID and monitoring of immune state to avoid flare ups.


As we prepare an LC study, we invite you to sign up for our Newsletter. You'll be the first to know about our LC brainstorming session!

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) encompasses ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, which single-cell RNA data are already helping us distinguish at high resolution.

The IBD Working Group wants to further the research, but we need your input. Sign up for our Newsletter, and you'll find out when the next ImYoo IBD Forum takes place.

Can't Find your Group?

We’re open to forming new working groups if there’s enough interest!


If you’re curious about your immune system and have ideas to share, then we want to learn about you.