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 […]
Dr. Ver Heul is a key contributor on a team seeking to understand how healing and inflammation become dysregulated in inflammatory bowel disease. The team recently found that a fungus found in many foods like cheese and meat can colonize injured intestinal tissue in patients with Crohn’s Disease, which impairs healing and leads to more […]
Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH’s study to assess the impact of asthma on COVID-19 diagnosis has been published in The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
A new COVID-19 treatment aimed at decreasing hospitalizations and preventing deaths is becoming more widely used in the St. Louis area. The treatment, called monoclonal antibody therapy has been used on over 500 patients in St. Louis and is offered at four BJC locations. Dr. Maya Jerath is co-leading the monoclonal antibody treatment at BJC […]
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. 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. 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 […]
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, […]
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. 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 […]