NIAID encourages applications under topics related to asthma and allergies, autoimmune disease, immune system, radiation exposure, and transplantation. Below are areas of interests from the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT). The subject matter expert is available to answer questions and advise on the application process.
If you do not see your allergy-, immunology-, and transplantation-related topic here, the application may not be prioritized but will still be reviewed. Contact Lawrence Prograis or Natalia Kruchinin if you have any questions about your application and don’t see an appropriate subject matter expert below.
Area of InterestSingle-cell assays to isolate and study allergen-specific lymphocytes.
Subject Matter ExpertGang Dong
Area of InterestNovel approaches for detecting infants at risk for developing asthma and other allergic diseases.
Subject Matter ExpertAlkis Togias
Area of InterestImmune targets for asthma and allergic disease interventions. Development of immunotherapies to prevent or treat allergic diseases.
Subject Matter ExpertMarshall Plaut
Reagents and Animal Models
Area of InterestDevelopment of new reagents and non-murine animal models for allergy research.
Subject Matter ExpertMichael Minnicozzi
Area of InterestBiomarkers to measure risk, disease activity, and therapeutic response in autoimmune diseases.
Subject Matter ExpertThomas Esch
Area of InterestStandardized validated diagnostic criteria and outcome measures for autoimmune diseases correlated with disease activity.
Subject Matter ExpertDavid Johnson
Area of InterestHigh throughput assay of T-cell activity in autoimmune diseases.
Subject Matter ExpertKatarzyna Bourcier
Area of InterestInnovative treatments for autoimmune diseases.
Subject Matter ExpertJohn Peyman
Area of InterestSingle-cell and other sample-sparing assays for study of human immunology.
Subject Matter ExpertHalonna Kelly; Timothy Gondre-Lewis
Area of InterestBiomarkers of host immune defense.
Subject Matter ExpertAlison Deckhut Augustine
Area of InterestMucosal Immunity.
Subject Matter ExpertAnnette Rothermel
Area of InterestImmunotherapeutic antibodies.
Subject Matter ExpertStacy Ferguson
Area of InterestDevelopment of novel vaccine adjuvants.
Subject Matter ExpertWolfgang Leitner
Area of InterestIdentification of radiation exposure biomarkers and development of new biodosimetry methods and devices for triage of radiation-exposed people.
Subject Matter ExpertFrancesca Macchiarini
Protection and Treatment
Area of InterestDevelopment of medical countermeasures to protect against, mitigate, and treat the short- and long-term effects of radiation exposure due to terrorist attack.
Subject Matter ExpertAndrea DiCarlo-Cohen
Area of InterestDevelopment of novel or improved decorporation agents to remove radionuclides from the body following accidental inhalation, ingestion, or wound entry.
Subject Matter ExpertDavid Cassatt
Immunomodulatory Agents and Biomarkers
Area of InterestImmunomodulatory agents to prevent graft rejection and biomarkers to predict transplantation outcomes.
Subject Matter ExpertNancy Bridges
Area of InterestMethods and analysis tools to facilitate high throughput, high resolution MHC typing in humans and non-human primates.
Subject Matter ExpertKristy Kraemer
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Last Updated June 22, 2015
Last Reviewed January 15, 2016