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  • Carol Clayberger

    Carol Clayberger

    Professor (Research) of Pediatrics, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur group uses molecular biology, biochemistry, and cellular immunology to investigate the activation and effector function of T lymphocytes. Research in the laboratory is currently focused on three areas: granulysin, a lytic molecule expressed late (7-12 days) after T cell activation; identification of correlates of immunity in diseases such as tuberculosis; and tolerance. The long term goal of this work is to develop new ways to treat human disease.

  • Yael Gernez

    Yael Gernez

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy

    BioMy clinic focuses on solving the molecular puzzles that underlie rare allergic and immunologic diseases to shed light on fundamental principles governing allergy, inflammation and immune system defects. My goal is to find better and safer therapies for my patients with rare diseases that include autoinflammation, autoimmunity and primary immune deficiency. It is important to highlight that every patient requires individualized therapeutic approaches based on their underlying genetic problem and the types and severity of their clinical manifestations. For some patients, a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is curative while for others, a targeted drug therapy, such as a biologic or small molecule agent, is most suitable. In some cases, a truly novel therapy may be required, .e.g., anti-sense oligonucleotide therapy to suppress aberrant gene splicing or adoptive cellular therapy. My passion is to provide the best personalized therapy for our patients with allergy and immunology diseases. This often requires performing very specialized functional assays and in some cases in enlisting laboratories with specific expertise or interest in particular genetic disorders.

  • Joseph Hernandez

    Joseph Hernandez

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy

    BioI have a research background in basic immunology/biochemistry and animal/cellular models of allergic disease. Since 2016, I have been a full time clinical faculty member caring for patients with a variety of allergic diseases and immune deficiency. I have been involved as a participating clinician and investigator with the PANS clinic at LPCH.

  • Alan M. Krensky, M.D.

    Alan M. Krensky, M.D.

    Shelagh Galligan Professor in the School of Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMechanisms and therapies for infection, cancer, autoimmunity and transplantation.

  • David B. Lewis

    David B. Lewis

    Professor of Pediatrics (Immunology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory is focused on defining cellular and molecular mechanisms that limit T cell responses to vaccines and pathogens during normal early postnatal development and in cases of inherited genetic immunodeficiencies. We are also determinomg how these limitations in immunity can be overcome by using novel approaches for vaccine adjuvants for influenza vaccine and by using catalytically inactive Cas proteins for inducing endogenous gene expression.

  • Anne Liu

    Anne Liu

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy
    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases

    BioDr. Liu is a board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in allergy/immunology and infectious disease. She is also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Liu treats infections in patients with compromised immune systems, whether due to a primary immune deficiency or a condition like cancer or organ transplant. She helps patients to develop tolerance to medications they are allergic to so that they can receive the best, and sometimes the only, treatments available to them. She also treats allergies to antibiotics, aspirin, NSAIDs, chemotherapy, and more. She sees patients both long term and for urgent referrals, such as in cases of perioperative anaphylaxis. Dr. Liu also helps pediatric patients manage drug and food allergies.

    One of Dr. Liu’s areas of focus is helping patients with allergies to antibiotics determine when they have lost an allergy, what antibiotics they can tolerate, and when to induce tolerance to an antibiotic. This not only can benefit the patient, but also have a positive public health impact, as labeling patients with a penicillin allergy may negatively affect their care and increase use
    of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

    She collaborates closely with colleagues from other disciplines, including pulmonology, otolaryngology, oncology, cardiology, dermatology, anesthesiology, and surgery. Her key objective in working with referring physicians is to help them safely deliver the best care for their patients.

    For patients and families, Dr. Liu strives to help them navigate their care journey with as much ease and dignity as possible during what may be the most challenging time of their life. Her goal is to offer patients options, even when it may appear that they have no options left.

    Dr. Liu’s research interests include optimizing care of patients with antibiotic allergies, including through use of decision support tools.

    Dr. Liu has authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Mucosal Immunology, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Science, and other publications. Dr. Liu authored the book chapter “Hypersensitivity Reactions to Monoclonal Antibodies” in Drug Allergy Testing.

    Dr. Liu is certified in infectious disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in allergy and immunology by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She is also a member of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

    She has given presentations on antibiotic allergies, drug desensitization, and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, among other topics. Dr. Liu’s honors include recognition from the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, the American Medical Women’s Association, and the National Institutes of Health.

  • Sean McGhee

    Sean McGhee

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBioinformatics

  • Rebecca Saenz

    Rebecca Saenz

    Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAllergy, Immunology, Bioengineering and Biodesign

  • Theresa Willett

    Theresa Willett

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical research program focusing on children and adolescents with immune-mediated neuropsychiatric symptoms. Research team led by Dr Jennifer Frankovich.