Allergy and Immunology

  • Allergy and Immunology Research

  • Our Mission

    To improve the health of children with allergic and immune conditions through innovative research, outstanding clinical care and education of the current and next generation of leaders in healthcare and research.

    Fundamental Studies

    We focus on uncovering the molecular mechanisms (steps) of inflammation, primarily those involved in allergic and other immune-mediated disorders.

    Translational Investigation

    We concentrate on discovering key processes in the initiation and propagation of allergic and other immune-mediated responses in the lung (asthma), skin (eczema), upper respiratory tract (allergic rhinitis) and gastrointestinal tract (especially eosinophilic gastrointestinal disordersinflammatory bowel disease and food allergy) as well as systemically (anaphylaxis). Molecular pathways involved in macrophage activation syndrome (perforin mutations) and hypereosinophilic syndrome (IL-5 and activated tyrosine kinases) are primary focus areas. 

    Clinical Trials

    We focus on uncovering clinical, genetic and therapeutic principles concerning asthma, eosinophilic disorders (e.g., eosinophilic esophagitis and hypereosinophilic syndrome), macrophage activation syndrome and food allergy. Innovative clinical trials, based on fundamental and translational laboratory findings, are highly prioritized.

  • Our Clinic

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    Learn more about our clinic. We offer comprehensive care for children with allergic and immunologic disorders as well as opportunities for clinical research studies. 

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  • Research Collaborations

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    Our investigators conduct studies in collaboration with outstanding researchers locally, nationally and internationally.

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  • Allergy and Immunology

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    Allergy and Immunology

    Row 1: M Lierl, A Assa'ad, N Zimmermann

    Row 2: A Barski, K Risma

    Row 3: M Rothenberg, J Sherrill, S Hogan, P Abonia

  • Division Data Summary

    Research and Training Details
    Joint Appointment Faculty2
    Research Fellows11
    Research Students17
    Support Personnel46
    Direct Annual Grant Support$2,517,042
    Direct Annual Industry Support$169,117
    Peer Reviewed Publications44
    Clinical Activities and Training
    Clinical Staff1
    Clinical Fellows4
    Inpatient Encounters564
    Outpatient Encounters6519