Pamela Guerrerio, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases
Chief, Food Allergy Research Section

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Provides direct clinical care to patients at NIH Clinical Center

Education:

PH.D. in Human Genetics, Johns Hopkins University
B.S. in Biology, University of Iowa

Pamela A. Guerrerio, M.D., Ph.D.​

Biography

Dr. Guerrerio graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Iowa and subsequently entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at Johns Hopkins University where she completed medical school and a Ph.D. in human genetics. She did her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Guerrerio joined NIAID in 2014 and is currently a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Food Allergy Research Section. Her research program is focused on understanding the key genetic, immunologic, and biochemical pathways that lead to the development of food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, and other related diseases, and how this information can be translated into therapeutic benefit. Her group uses a multifaceted approach utilizing both human samples and mouse models to perform basic, translational, and clinical studies. Her current efforts are focused on investigating the environmental and immunologic factors that influence the development and severity of food allergy, identifying new approaches for the prevention and treatment of food allergy, and identifying single gene disorders associated with an increased propensity for food allergy and other allergic conditions. Dr. Guerrerio has received a number of awards for her research, including the ARTrust Faculty Development Award from the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Dr. Guerrerio graduated with a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Iowa and entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at Johns Hopkins University, where she completed medical school and a Ph.D. in human genetics. She also did her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins, and subsequently joined the faculty. In 2014, Dr. Guerrerio was recruited to the NIAID intramural research program as Chief of the Food Allergy Research Unit. She received tenure in 2019 and was named Chief of the Laboratory of Allergic Diseases in 2020. Dr. Guerrerio was the recipient of the ARTrust Faculty Development Award from the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology in 2011. She received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research career, in 2017.