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Anil Mishra

Anil Mishra

Director
Tulane Eosinophilic Disorder Center
USA

Biography

Anil Mishra is a Professor of Medicine. He is also the Director of Tulane Eosinophilic Disorder Center in the section of pulmonary diseases at Tulane University School Of Medicine. His research established that eosinophils are the resident cells of the gastrointestinal tract that home prenatally. He showed that eosinophil active chemokine eotaxin-1 constitutively expressed and has signifi cant role for eosinophils homing into the gastrointestinal tract. He developed the fi rst murine model of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). His fi ndings implicated aeroallergen in the etiology of EoE and suggested that esophageal eosinophilic infl ammation is mechanistically associated with pulmonary infl ammation. Recently, he reported that rIL-15 is a therapeutic molecule for the allergen-induced airway hyperactivity and fi brosis for chronic asthma and other pulmonary functional impairment. He is an Elected Fellow of American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology (FAAAAI) and American Gastrointestinal Association (FAGA). He has published over 72 articles, book chapters and reviews on molecular mechanisms of pulmonary and gastrointestinal allergic responses in high impact factor journals. His research is supported by National Institutes of Health via NIDDK and NIAID institutes. He is also a member of several NIH study sections and serving as Editor and Editorial Board Member in a number of international journals.

Research Interest

Pulmonary disease, Allergy