Dr. Ver Heul participates in neuroimmunology research published in The Annual Review of Immunology (Links to an external site)

Dr. Ver Heul’s latest research is in the burgeoning field of neuroimmunology. It is increasingly recognized that the immune system and nervous system cooperate to maintain health and that a breakdown in this cooperation underlies many chronic inflammatory diseases. In this review, Dr. Ver Heul and colleagues summarize the cutting edge of this field focusing […]

Asthma in COVID-19 suspected and diagnosed patients (Links to an external site)

Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH has been published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Asthma patients are comparatively susceptible to respiratory viral infections and more likely to develop severe symptoms than people without asthma. During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it is necessary to adequately evaluate the characteristics and outcomes of the asthma population […]

Dr. Ofer Zimmerman joins the Department of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Dr. Zimmerman obtained his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. During his training in Infectious Diseases he developed an interest in host-pathogen interactions and more specifically why particular infections pose a […]

Dr. Brian Laidlaw joins the Department of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Dr. Laidlaw’s research interests lie in investigating memory B cell (MBC) development and function in settings of disease. MBCs are critical for the development of protective immunity following infection or immunization. Repeated pathogen encounters can give rise to broadly reactive MBC clones. However, broadly reactive MBCs rarely arise naturally due to a bottleneck in the […]

Allergen-Reducing Cat Food (Links to an external site)

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Coming this April, Purina Pro Plan will introduce a revolutionary approach in the management of cat allergens: Purina Pro Plan LiveClear, the first and only cat food that reduces the allergens in cat hair and dander. This breakthrough diet is the culmination of more than a decade of Purina research dedicated to finding a safe, […]

Kendall named director of allergy and immunology division (Links to an external site)

Peggy Kendall, MD, has been named director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She joined the university from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where she was an associate professor of medicine and pathology, microbiology and immunology.

Dr. Aaron Ver Huel joins the Department of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Dr. Ver Heul is originally from Iowa, where he attended Iowa State University on a National Merit Scholarship and earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Master of Science degree in Biophysics. He next attended the NIH-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he earned his MD and […]