Berin Laboratory

The mission of the Berin Laboratory is to understand the immune basis of food allergy. Our team conducts research to answer the following questions:

  1. Why are some foods so allergenic?
  2. What are risk factors for the development of food allergy?
  3. What are the mechanisms responsible for adverse reactions to foods?
  4. Can we manipulate the immune response to foods to treat or cure food allergy?

Control of immune responses in the gastrointestinal tract is fundamental to many areas of health. Our research has applications beyond food allergies, including strategies for amplifying immune responses (for oral vaccines or immunotherapy for colon cancer) and suppressing immune responses (for inflammatory bowel disease).

Meet the Team Leader

Dr. Cecilia Berin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and is a member of the Immunology Institute, the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, and the Tisch Cancer Institute.

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Food Allergy: An Enigmatic Epidemic

Drs. Cecilia Berin and Hugh Sampson discuss recent progress and predict future directions of food allergy research in the journal Trends in Immunology.

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Contact Us

M. Cecilia Berin, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Mailing Address:
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1198
New York, NY 10029

Office Location:
Hess Center for Science and Medicine,
1470 Madison Ave, 5th Floor (Room 119)
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-824-8442