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Our lab is part of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, located in the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine. Researchers in the Inflammation and Allergic Diseases Research Section, previously directed by Dr. K. Frank Austen and currently directed by Dr. Joshua Boyce, study the pathophysiology of asthma and allergic inflammation.

Investigators in Allergy & Immunology gather for monthly Research in Progress seminars, and hold weekly journal clubs addressing major themes in immunobiology. Other institutional collaborations include:

The Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) Center, directed by Dr. Tanya Laidlaw, which investigates aspirin desensitization and explores new treatments for AERD

The Brigham Research Institute Lung Center, which supports lung disease research

The Brigham Asthma Collaborative Research Group, a dynamic network of researchers in basic science, clinical trials, genomics, physiology and environmental health

Within our division, the Bankova lab works closely with Dr. Nora Barrett, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Barrett’s lab examines the innate immune networks that underpin disease in the respiratory tract.

We would like to thank our supporters for making our research possible.

Broader Connections

Researchers benefit from weekly immunology seminars held jointly between BWH, the Dana-Farber Institute, and the Joslin Center, and seminars at nearby Harvard Medical School featuring prominent local and national scholars. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health also provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our Collaborators:

Dr. Adam Haber
Assistant Professor of Computational Biology and Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Haber lab uses statistical analysis and machine learning approaches to understand asthma at both mechanistic and population health levels.

Dr. Isaac Chiu
Assistant Professor of Immunobiology
Harvard Medical School

The Chiu lab examines the role of the nervous system in mediating inflammation and host defense.

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