The Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology is involved in basic and clinical research programs funded through the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs and national research organizations, industry, and endowments.
Our research activities cover a broad range of topics including fundamental investigations of cellular function such as cell division; the causes of asthma and other allergic diseases; smoking-related lung disease; and interstitial lung disease. We are further exploring osteoarthritis and new ways to treat drug additions through vaccines.
Our faculty provide healthcare services and have major teaching responsibilities for medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows. Section faculty provide core medical student lectureships in the first-year immunology module and the second-year rheumatology module, as well as graduate school immunology courses. See our education offerings.
Our clinical faculty practice at three sites: the Baylor Clinic at the Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center campus; Ben Taub General Hospital; and the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Administration Medical Center. We are currently also developing outreach programs to extend allergy and rheumatology care into Houston-area communities. See our Healthcare page for links to our clinics and centers.