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Rod Amir Rahimi, M.D.,Ph.D.

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Mayo Clinic 2010MD-PhD program
Johns Hopkins Hospital2013Internal Medicine Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital2017Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Type 2 immunity represents a unique immune module that plays an important role in host defense against helminths as well as venoms and toxins. In a subset of individuals, inappropriate type 2 immunity to non-infectious, environmental antigens drives allergic disease. The response to allergens is widely variable with many individuals maintaining tolerance while others exhibit allergic disease of varying severity and involving distinct barrier tissues. Understanding the mechanisms regulating these distinct responses to allergens will be critical to prevent and treat allergic diseases as well as promote protective type 2 immunity to helminths and toxin-producing pathogens. The focus of our lab is to define the rules whereby allergens regulate CD4+ T cell fate and type 2 immunity in vivo. We use the tools of mouse genetics, cellular immunology, microscopy, and multi-omics approaches to investigate the development and regulation of the type 2 immune module in vivo.

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  1. R21AI173732 (RAHIMI, ROD AMIR) Nov 10, 2022 - Oct 31, 2024
    Lipid shuttling in memory Th2 cell fate and function in allergic asthma
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R03HL164370 (RAHIMI, ROD AMIR) Aug 1, 2022 - Jul 31, 2024
    Defining the development of tissue-resident memory Th2 cells in allergic asthma
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. K08HL140173 (RAHIMI, ROD AMIR) Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 6, 2022
    The Role of Lung-Resident Memory Th2 cells in Asthma
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.