Division Chief Peggy L. Kendall, MD, to be installed as the Virginia Minnich Distinguished Professor of Medicine on February 16, 2023. Dr. Kendall’s research focuses on the role of B lymphocytes in autoimmune disease. Specific research interests include determining how B cell signaling mediated by Bruton’s tyrosine kinase contributes to autoimmune disease, including inflammatory arthritis […]
In this review, Brian Laidlaw and Ali Ellebedy outline our current understanding of the B cell response following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and discuss approaches to induce long-lived immunity against emerging viral variants.
Laidlaw, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, received an NIH New Innovator Award, which supports unusually innovative research from early-career investigators who are within 10 years of their final degrees or clinical residencies. The award provides $300,000 per year in direct funding for five […]
Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine, has been awarded a Global Incubator Seed Grant from the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St Louis to support the initiation of a collaboration between her lab and two clinical departments at Ghana Medical Center to study the infant nasal microbiome in Ghana.
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 has received a grant from The Center for Diabetes Translation Research to help fund the study of factors underlying increased risks of COVID-19 infection and severe outcomes among people with diabetes.
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.