Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center

Immunobiology Research Program

Arnold Levinson, MD studies cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune, allergic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The research is supported by NIH R01 and VA Merit Review funding.

Current studies focus on:

  • Mechanisms causing abrogation of tolerance to self antigens
  • Modulation of human B cell immunoglobulin production by toll-like receptors
  • Elucidation of novel mechanisms by which microbial proteins elicit inflammatory reactions
  • Development of novel approaches to suppressing IgE-mediated allergic inflammation

Andrea Apter, MD is leading a team of collaborators in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in a study of the molecular epidemiology of drug allergy.

Research interests include:

  • Patient-physician communication and health literacy
  • Drug allergy