Simon P. Hogan, PhD

Director of Research, Division of Allergy and Immunology

Director of Admissions, Immunology Graduate Program

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-6620

Fax 513-636-3310


Food allergies and anaphylaxis; inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD); innate immunity; gastrointestinal immunity and function; cystic fibrosis (CF)

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BSC: Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1998.

PhD: John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1998.

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Lampinen M, Waddell A, Ahrens R, Carlson M, Hogan SP. CD14+CD33+ myeloid cell-CCL11-eosinophil signature in ulcerative colitis. J Leukoc Biol. 2013 Nov;94(5):1061-70.

Waddell A, Ahrens R, Tsai YT, Sherrill JD, Denson LA, Steinbrecher KA, Hogan SP. Intestinal CCL11 and eosinophilic inflammation is regulated by myeloid cell-specific RelA/p65 in mice. J Immunol. 2013 May 1;190(9):4773-85.

Groschwitz KR, Wu D, Osterfeld H, Ahrens R, Hogan SP. Chymase-mediated intestinal epithelial permeability is regulated by a protease-activating receptor/matrix metalloproteinase-2-dependent mechanism. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013 Mar 1;304(5):G479-89.

Ahrens R, Osterfeld H, Wu D, Chen CY, Arumugam M, Groschwitz K, Strait R, Wang YH, Finkelman FD, Hogan SP. Intestinal mast cell levels control severity of oral antigen-induced anaphylaxis in mice. Am J Pathol. 2012 Apr;180(4):1535-46.

Waddell A, Ahrens R, Steinbrecher K, Donovan B, Rothenberg ME, Munitz A, Hogan SP. Colonic eosinophilic inflammation in experimental colitis is mediated by Ly6C(high) CCR2(+) inflammatory monocyte/macrophage-derived CCL11. J Immunol. 2011 May 15;186(10):5993-6003.

Wu D, Ahrens R, Osterfeld H, Noah TK, Groschwitz K, Foster PS, Steinbrecher KA, Rothenberg ME, Shroyer NF, Matthaei KI, Finkelman FD, Hogan SP. Interleukin-13 (IL-13)/IL-13 receptor alpha1 (IL-13Ralpha1) signaling regulates intestinal epithelial cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator channel-dependent Cl- secretion. J Biol Chem. 2011 Apr 15;286(15):13357-69.

Arumugam M, Ahrens R, Osterfeld H, Kottyan LC, Shang X, Maclennan JA, Zimmermann N, Zheng Y, Finkelman FD, Hogan SP. Increased susceptibility of 129SvEvBrd mice to IgE-Mast cell mediated anaphylaxis. BMC Immunol. 2011 Feb 3;12:14.

Munitz A, Cole ET, Waddell A, Groschwitz K, Ahrens R, Steinbrecher K, Willson T, Han X, Denson L, Rothenberg ME,Hogan SP. Paired immunoglobulin-like receptor B (PIR-B) negatively regulates macrophage activation in experimental colitis. Gastroenterology. 2010 Aug;139(2):530-41.

Osterfeld H, Ahrens R, Strait R, Finkelman FD, Renauld JC, Hogan SP. Differential roles for the IL-9/IL-9 receptor alpha-chain pathway in systemic and oral antigen-induced anaphylaxis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Feb;125(2):469-476.e2.

Groschwitz K, Ahrens R, Osterfeld H, Gurish MF, Abrink M, Finkelman F, Pejler G, Hogan SP. Mast cells regulate homeostatic intestinal epithelial migration and barrier function by a chymase/Mcpt4-dependent mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 29;106(52):22381-6

Vascular Endothelium-C-Abl Kinase Underpins the Onset of a Severe Food-induced Anaphylactic Reaction. Principal Investigator. Food Allergy and Research Education. Jul 2015 - Jun 2020.

Leukocyte Immunoglobulin-like Receptor B3 in Innate Colonic Inflammation in Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis. Principal Investigator. Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Jul 2014 - Jun 2017.

Epithelial Genes in Allergic Inflammation. Project 2 – Collaborating Investigator. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAIDS). Sep 2006-Aug 2016.

Eosinophil:M2 Macrophage:CCL11 Axis in Experimental Colitis and Pediatric Corticosteroid Resistant Ulcerative Colitis. Principal Investigator.  National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH/NIDDK). Apr 2012-Mar 2016.