Tao Zheng MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Immunology) and of Pediatrics (Immunology); Chief, Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Research Interests

Characterization of molecular and cellular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis; Development of asthma; Atopic March; Using transgenic animal models; Th2 cytokine IL-13 as a potent inducer of phenotypical features of atopic dermatitis in mice, eosinophil, mast cell, and T cell infiltration, fibrotic and vascular remodeling, and clinical manifestations; IL-13 induced atopic dermatitis; Enhanced susceptibility of these mice to allergen induced allergic asthma in the lung; Identifying novel molecules and pathways in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis and the atopic march; Developing new therapeutics for allergic diseases

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