M. Cecilia Berin, PhD
- PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
Research Topics:Allergy, Antigen Presentation, Cellular Immunity, Chemokines, Cytokines, Dendritic Cells, Epithelial Cells, Immunology, Inflammation, Knockout Mice, Mucosal Immunology, T Cells
Endowed Chair, Hugh A. Sampson Professor of Food Allergy Research
Cecilia Berin is a Professor of Pediatrics and Deputy Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. Her laboratory studies immune mechanisms of allergy and tolerance to foods, and early life susceptibility to allergic disease.
Lab Website: http://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/berinlab/home
Multi-Disciplinary Training AreaImmunology [IMM]
BSc(Hons), Queen's University
MSc, Queen's University
PhD, McMaster University
Postdoctoral, University of California, San Diego
Our laboratory is dedicated to understanding the mucosal immunology of food allergic disorders. Themes within this work include (1) understanding mechanisms responsible for development of sensitization and tolerance to food proteins, (2) determining how allergen-specific T cells home to the gut and induce disease, and (3) finding methods to modify the allergen-specific T cell response for therapeutic purposes. Much of our lab’s work to date has focused on the communication between gastrointestinal epithelial cells, dendritic cells, and antigen-specific T cells in the context of food allergy.