About Our Center
The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University is the first center of its kind, aiming not only to find better treatments for children and adults with allergies and asthma, but to discover underlying immune mechanisms against the diseases and develop a lasting cure.
Our mission is to transform the lives of our patients and families through innovative science and compassionate care.
Global Leader in Allergy Research
Led by Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah, a trailblazer in allergy research, our interdisciplinary center focuses on understanding the mechanisms of the immune system, the dysfunctions of which results in allergic reactions. A leader in allergy research, our Center works collaboratively with other researchers around the world to create a data-sharing cluster of information from our interlinked satellite centers to run novel and innovative clinical trials in allergy research.
Our Multidisciplinary Approach
Our Center includes Stanford specialists in diverse fields including immunology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, chemistry, bioengineering, pathology, pulmonology, and genetics. Through laboratory and computational research, clinical trials, community outreach, and other efforts, the team works towards finding rationally-based therapies to provide the safest and best treatments for allergies and asthma. Research at the Center may have implications for a wide array of immune dysfunctions including asthma, eczema, food allergies, eosinophilic disorders, drug allergies, gastroenterological diseases, and more.
Clinical Trials and Research Activities
The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University leads or participates in many clinical trials to develop new therapies for allergic disorders. Our studies include a wide range of patients, representing a diverse group of ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We offer equal opportunity to all people with allergies and asthma, so long as they are eligible based on study parameters. For the latest information on trials currently being offered at Stanford and other institutions, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.