Allergy and Clinical Immunology
The Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology faculty provide specialized diagnostic and clinical care for allergies, clinical immunology and immunodeficiencies. Examples include urticaria and angioedema, drug and food allergies, vasculitis and autoimmune diseases. The Section currently maintains a full load of patients in the active Yale Allergy and Sinus Center, which provides multidisciplinary care in conjunction with the Section of Otolaryngology. The research thread that runs through the Section is the regulation of the immune response, ranging from Lyme disease to allergy and from mast cells to T cell receptors in the regulation of autoimmune diseases and in immune responses. There is also molecular immunology research directed at important in vivo biologic questions such as the role of specific MHC molecules in specialized cell subsets, and identification of the autoantigen in diabetes.