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Taylor Doherty

Univ. of Calif., San Diego

Taylor Doherty is an assistant professor of medicine at UC San Diego and currently investigates novel mechanisms that control respiratory tract ILC2s during type 2 inflammation. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin/The Chicago Medicical School in 2002 followed by internal medicine residency training at UC San Diego. He remained at UCSD and became chief resident and subsequently trained in allergy immunology. During his post-doctoral training, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Croft studying the role of TNF family members in asthma. He received an NIH K08 award in 2010 followed by an R01 in 2014 with a focus on ILC2 biology. His recent work was the first to demonstrate that leukotrienes, lipid mediators that are elevated in asthma, active lung ILC2s to promote type 2 inflammation. In addition to his laboratory studies, he takes care of patients with asthma and allergies in a weekly clinic.

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