The Sherenian lab’s objective is to determine how genetics impact the development and progression of allergic diseases. The lab uses a variety of mechanistic and clinical approaches to improve the understanding of how genetics influence allergic disease in children. The lab’s ultimate goal is to translate its findings into improved patient care and to modify the course of allergic disease. The lab’s current research interests include:

  • The interactions between innate and environmental risk factors in atopic dermatitis, asthma, and other allergic diseases
  • The interactions between the immune system and underlying genetic risk factors
  • Improving the immunophenotyping of atopic dermatitis and other allergic diseases
  • Improving the understanding of endotypes within atopic dermatitis