Science Seminar: Dr. Edwin Kim from UNC

Start Date

March 20, 2019

Start Time

3:30 pm


Collins Building Auditorium

Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy: Retraining the Allergic Immune System

Dr. Kim will review the immunological concept of oral tolerance and the pathogenesis of when oral tolerance is broken leading to the development of allergies. He will then summarize research from the past 10 years on various modalities of immunotherapy for food allergy with peanut allergy as the model. Results will include clinical and immunological effects of the therapies. Finally, he will wrap up with possibilities for the future for food allergy treatment.