Immunologic mechanisms of type 2 immunity and allergic diseases

Friday, April 12, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Immunobiology Seminar Series presents: " Immunologic Mechanisms of Type 2 Immunity and Allergic Diseases"

Presenter Details

Hirohito Kita, MD
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Rochester, MN/Scottsdale, AZ

Immunity and inflammatory processes play important roles in the pathophysiology of allergic diseases. These diseases include asthma, hay fever, atopic dermatitis, which also is called eczema, chronic sinusitis, which also is called chronic rhinosinusitis, and various food allergies, such as peanut allergy.  As an allergic diseases specialist, Hirohito Kita, M.D., seeks to better understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms of these diseases and develop better ways to prevent, treat and cure them. Dr. Kita's specific focus is on immune cells, innate immunity and mucosal immunity.  Dr. Kita has strong collaborative ties with Mayo Clinic investigators and doctors in immunology, pediatric and adolescent medicine, and otorhinolaryngology. He also collaborates with investigators at other institutions.  Read more




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Drachman Hall, Room B111
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