Scientists in the Laboratory of Allergic Diseases (LAD) Mast Cell Biology Section study eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs). Their research focuses on understanding and characterizing development of EGIDs and on evaluating new treatments for people with these diseases. LAD researchers have found that EGIDs are associated with a certain subtype of T cells that are not found in classic food allergy. Their current work aims to understand the function of these cells and how they contribute to allergic disease.
LAD scientists are conducting the following EGID studies at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland:
Researchers in LAD’s Inflammation Immunobiology Section study eosinophils and their role in early, non-specific immune responses. In particular, they focus on interactions between respiratory viruses and eosinophils and the proteins they secrete.
Learn more about eosinophil research in the Mast Cell Biology Section and Inflammation Immunobiology Section of the Laboratory of Allergic Diseases.
Last Updated April 23, 2014
Last Reviewed April 23, 2014