REGULATION OF ALLERGIC RESPONSES TO FOOD BY COMMENSAL BACTERIA
Special Guest Lecture by Cathryn Nagler, PhD
Dr. Cathryn Nagler, the Bunning Food Allergy Professor and Professor of Pathology, Medicine, Pediatrics and the College Biological Sciences Division at The University of Chicago
Cathryn Nagler has a long-standing interest in the mechanisms governing tolerance to dietary antigens and the potential immunomodulatory features of this route of antigen administration. Her most recent work examines how commensal bacteria regulate susceptibility to allergic responses to food. She plans to apply the insights gained from studying pre-clinical gnotobiotic murine models of cow’s milk allergy to the development of novel probiotic interventions for the prevention and treatment of food allergy.
Dr. Nagler graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Sackler Institute of Biomedical Science at N.Y.U. School of Medicine and did a postdoctoral fellowship at M.I.T. She was Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Immunology) at Harvard Medical School prior to joining the University of Chicago in 2009. Dr. Nagler has participated in numerous review panels for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, NIDDK and NIAID, including the Food Allergy Expert Panel. She has served the American Association of Immunologists as Section Editor for the Journal of Immunology, Instructor (Mucosal Immunology) for the Introduction to Immunology course and as member of the Program, Clinical Immunology, Publications and Awards Committees. She is currently an elected Councilor of the Society for Mucosal Immunology and Associate Editor at the journal Mucosal Immunology.
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