Researchers

We carry out research within the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine through a number of laboratories that are under the direction of key pediatrics researchers.

Cecilia Berin, PhD
The Berin Laboratory studies the immune basis of food allergies and tolerances. We are looking to identify new ways to prevent and treat food allergies.

Dusan Bogunovic, PhD 
The Bogunovic Laboratory examines human immunogenetics to better understand the human immune system. We study unusual clinical presentations, infections, and auto-inflammation, and use various clinical tools to study these phenotypes.

Supinda Bunyavanich, MD
The Bunyavanich Laboratory uses epidemiologic, genomic, and sequence analysis tools to look at asthma and allergic diseases in human cohorts. We seek to gain insight on and recognize risk factors, mechanisms, and potential therapies for asthma and allergies.

Jaime Chu, MD
At the Chu Laboratory we aim to discover novel mechanisms and therapeutic targets to diagnose and treat childhood liver disease. We study the role of sugar metabolism and glycosylation pathways in the regulation of liver fibrosis. We investigate metabolic mechanisms of hepatic stellate cell activation in liver fibrosis and to develop novel targeted therapies to dampen the fibrogenic response.

Annemarie Stroustrup, MD
The Stroustrup Laboratory uses cutting-edge environmental health assessments, clinical trials, and perinatal epidemiological techniques to evaluate specific care practices in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Our goal is to improve care in the hospital to achieve the best possible long-term outcomes for NICU graduates.

Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH
The Physiological Assessment of Children’s Environmental Risk (PACER) Laboratory is flexible in design to allow for administration of a variety of age-appropriate protocols. We examine physiological and behavioral constructs and their relations to a range of environmental exposures including air pollutants, chemical toxins, nutritional factors, and psychological stress, as well as physical such as cardiorespiratory, obesity, neurodevelopment, stress response system functioning, and mental health outcomes across the life course. Our investigators have access to individualized training on the implementation of testing procedures, from planning stages through the analytical phase of their studies.