Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (AADCRCs)

The AADCRC program is the cornerstone of NIAID efforts to promote multidisciplinary basic and clinical research on the immunological basis, pathobiology, diagnosis, treatment, and preven​tion of asthma and allergic diseases.

Main Areas of Focus

  • Investigate the role of the immune system in the development, treatment, and prevention of asthma and allergic diseases
  • Determine how immune responses to viral and microbial infection may contribute to the development or worsening of asthma and allergic disease
  • Determine how the microbiomes of the environment and those within various parts of the body may play a preventive role or contribute to the development or worsening of asthma and allergic diseases
  • Understand the role that pollution and environmental allergens may play in the development and worsening of asthma
  • Translate discoveries into medical practice, with a focus on new immune-based therapies and preventive approaches for asthma and allergic diseases
Current Projects

AADCRC investigators conduct clinical research studies on asthma and allergic diseases, as well as respiratory infections.

    Notable Publications

    Using an integrated approach that combines basic, translational, and clinical research on asthma and allergic diseases, AADCRC investigators have made many scientific advances.

    Content last reviewed on November 17, 2017