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The Khurana Hershey Laboratory focuses on delineating the genetic and environmental factors that promote asthma / allergy phenotypes and dissecting the mechanisms by which they confer risk. The Khurana Hershey Lab studies have significantly advanced our basic knowledge about IL-4/IL-13 signaling, and the immunomodulatory roles of allergens and other exposures.
The Khurana Hershey Lab has identified that mold and traffic pollution, common asthma promoting environmental exposures whose mechanisms were previously unknown, contribute to severe asthma. These findings directly implicate new personalized human translational interventions that are currently underway. The lab integrates basic, translational, clinical and epidemiologic approaches.
The Khurana Hershey Lab offers a variety of different educational opportunities for ambitious, self-motivated individuals. Our lab is dedicated to providing goal-driven individuals with outstanding educational knowledge and leadership skills to be successful and competitive in any type of environment. The Khurana Hershey Lab is interested in offering opportunities to post-doctoral and clinical fellows, graduate students as well as volunteer, co-op and summer research opportunities to undergraduates.
Dr. Khurana Hershey's stature as a leader in her field is evidence by her publications of over 100 manuscripts including 56 as senior author. Dr. Khurana Hershey was honored with the Elliot F. Ellis lectureship which is an honorary lectureship given in recognition of outstanding service to the specialty of allergy / immunology. Along with being chair of the
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
Grant Review Committee, she was recently elected to
The American Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Khurana Hershey is the director of the Division of Asthma Research and the co-director of the Office of Pediatric Clinical Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's. She is also the director of the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr. Gurjit K Khurana Hershey has built a large research program focused on delineating the genetic and environmental factors that promote asthma / allergy phenotypes and dissecting the mechanisms by which they confer risk. She has been continuously NIH funded for over 16 years.
Dr. Khurana Hershey is the PI of an NIH funded U19 Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Center, the Cincinnati site for the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) funded by the NIAID, and the Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository funded by ODJFS and OCHA.
The goal of the Khurana Hershey Research Lab is identifying the genes, environmental exposures, and immunology of pathways important in asthma and allergy, especially at the epithelial surfaces, and dissecting the molecular mechanisms underlying their contributions.
Dr. Khurana Hershey is an author of over 100 articles in journals.
The Khurana Hershey Lab is graciously thankful for the support of several foundations, institutions and agencies.
Gurjit Khurana Hershey, MD, PhD
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Asthma ResearchCo-Director, Office of Pediatric Clinical FellowshipCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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