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Allergy and Immunology

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The Division of Allergy and Immunology conducts laboratory and clinical research to gain new knowledge and improve the treatment options for the millions of people who live with allergies and chronic immune system conditions.

In the past decade, we have built a vigorous research program that has been integrated with the strong clinical programs that have existed here for decades.”

– Robert P. Schleimer, PhD

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

Whitney W Stevens

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology) and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Whitney W. Stevens MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. She completed her bachelor and masters training at Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from the University of Virginia’s Medical Scientist Training Program with both a PhD in Microbiology/Immunology and a MD. Finally, she completed her Residency in Internal Medicine and her Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as part of the Physician Scientist Training Program.

Atsushi Kato

Associate Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology) and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Local immunity in the airway; airway epithelial cell biology; mast cell biology; the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis. A long-recognized property of airway epithelial cells is their function as a complex physical barrier that defends against exposure to potentially harmful inhaled substances and microbial pathogens. It is now clear that airway epithelial cells also regulate both innate and adaptive immunity through production of functional molecules and via physical interactions with immune cells. Our laboratory is focused on the role of epithelial cytokines including BAFF, TSLP and IL-1...

Kris G McGrath

Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

Professor of Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Allergy Immunology Fellowship Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Medical Internship and Residency Northwestern University Feinberg School of medicine Medical school: University of Iowa

Murali Prakriya

Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

Research in our laboratory is focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signaling. Ca2+ is a ubiquitous intracellular signaling messenger, mediating many essential functions including gene expression, chemotaxis, and neurotransmitter release. Cellular Ca2+ signals generally arise from the opening of Ca2+ permeable ion channels, a diverse family of membrane proteins. We are studying Ca2+ signals arising from the opening of Store-Operated channels (SOCs), a family of plasma membrane Ca2+ channels activated by a decrease in the calcium content of the endopla...

Anju Tripathi Peters

Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology) and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Anju T. Peters, MD, MS is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency and fellowship in the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Toru Takahashi

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

My research focus is analyzing extracellular vesicles in human samples collected from patients with allergic diseases to clarify the pathophysiology and develop new biomarkers for these diseases.

Paul A Greenberger

Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

I am the PI on a phase 1 study "Suppression of allergic antibodies in human subjects" exploring a novel approach in people with allergies (allergic rhinitis) by injecting the neuropeptide, substance P. This work stems from a serendipitous observation in animals and then investigation of allergic subjects. The project is listed in clinicaltrials.gov. I am the PI on a study "Anti-TSLP plus antigen-specific immunotherapy for induction of tolerance in individuals with cat allergy." This project is listed in clinicaltrials.gov.

Sergejs Berdnikovs

Associate Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

The question of primary interest in my lab is why only select individuals, despite being genetically similar and living in the same allergen environment, are prone to developing allergic disease, and which processes drive this predisposition? To address this, we employ a systems biology approach and bioinformatics to explore whether there is underlying unity in the pathogenesis of seemingly disparate allergic diseases. By synthesizing large volumes of biological data, we link departures from homeostatic conditions (including changes in metabolic, developmental, and endocrine systems) at the ep...

Bradley R Sabin

Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

Clinical interests include adult and pediatric allergy & immunology.

Leslie C Grammer

Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

rhinosinusitis & drug hypersensitivity; asthma disparities; asthma in the elderly; modification of allergen immunotherapy; immunopathogenesis of allergic diseases including asthma,

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