Seattle Food Allergy ConsortiumPresent and Past Fellows in Training
Seattle Food Allergy Consortium

Present and Past Fellows in Training

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  • David Jeong, MD - UW A&I Fellow

    David Jeong, MD - UW A&I Fellow

    Entered fellowship program in: 2008

    Residency: University of Michigan, Pediatrics, 2005-2008

    Medical school: University of Iowa, 2001-2005

    Current Position: Institute for Asthma & Allergy, Chevy Chase, MD

    Mentor: Dr. William Kwok, Benaroya Research Institute

    Project Title: Use of MHC Class II Tetramers to Identify Walnut-specific CD4+ T-cells in Allergic Individuals

    Results: David determined the phenotype of these allergen-specific CD4+ T-cells using the tetramer-guided epitope approach. Continuous work in the Kwok lab related to this walnut project which should lead to future publications, including David as co-author.

    Publications/Presentations
    Jeong D, Robinson D, Kwok W. Jug r 1 and Jug r 2-specific CD4+ T-cells: Epitope mapping, ex vivo characterization, and phenotype analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011; 127: AB161.

    Jeong D, Robinson DM, Kwok WW. Epitope mapping and ex vivo characterization of Jug r 1 and Jug r 2-specific CD4+ T-cells. European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, London, UK, 2010.

  • Fatima S. Khan, MD - UW A&I Fellow

    Fatima S. Khan, MD - UW A&I Fellow

    Entered fellowship program in: 2011

    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, 1999-2003

    Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1995-1999

    Mentor: Dr. Bill Kwok, Benaroya Research Institute

    Project Title: Use of MHC Class II Tetramers to Identify Milk-specific CD4+ T-cells in Allergic Individuals

    Results: Fatima is employing MHC Class II tetramers for epitope mapping and detection of antigen-specific CD4+ T-cells in patients with milk allergy. These studies have great potential to determine key molecular mechanisms of immune disease susceptibility and disease protection by way of food peptide immunotherapy.

  • Sally Newbrough, MD, PhD - UW A&I Fellow

    Sally Newbrough, MD, PhD - UW A&I Fellow

    Entered fellowship program in: 2009

    MD/PhD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1997-2005

    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2005-2008

    Current Position: Asthma/Allergy/Immunology, PeaceHealth
    St. Joseph Medical Center, Bellingham, WA

    Mentor: Dr. William Kwok, Benaroya Research Institute

    Project Title: Use of MHC Class II Tetramers to Identify Shrimp-specific CD4+ T-cells in Allergic Individuals

    Results: Sally used the tetramer-guided epitope approach to identify Pen m 1 and Pen m 2 epitopes of major shrimp allergens. The identifications of shrimp specific IL-4, IL-17, IFNg & Foxp3 T cells indicate the complexity of T cell responses in these allergic individuals. Continuous work in the Kwok lab related to this shrimp project should lead to future publications with Sally as co-author.

  • Kelly Hetherington Simpson, MD - UW A&I Fellow

    Kelly Hetherington Simpson, MD - UW A&I Fellow

    Entered fellowship program in: 2007

    Residency: University of South Carolina, Pediatrics, 2003-2006

    Medical school: University of Texas Medical School-San Antonio, 1999-2003

    Current Position: Austin Regional Clinic, Austin, TX

    Mentor: Dr. William Kwok, Benaroya Research Institute

    Project Title: Use of MHC Class II Tetramers to Identify Peanut-specific CD4+ T-cells in Allergic Individuals

    Publications/Presentations
    Hetherington KA, Robinson DM, James EA, DeLong J, Kwok WW. Identification of T cell responses for Ara h 1 in peanut allergic individuals using HLA class II tetramers. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2009.

    DeLong JH, Simpson KH, Wambre E, James EA, Robinson D, Kwok WW.
    Ara h 1-reactive T cells in individuals with peanut allergy.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;127:1211-8.e3. Epub 2011 Apr 2.