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Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board


  • M.D./Ph.D.
    Washington University St. Louis
  • B.S. in Biochemistry
    Princeton University


  • New York University
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Academy of Medicine

Over a short period of time, FASI has succeeded in assembling an enormously talented group of investigators with the diverse skills that are necessary to tackle a problem as complex as food allergy. There is tremendous enthusiasm among the participants, and the cross-fertilization across disciplines is already evident. I am eagerly looking forward to the exciting new insights that will emerge from this initiative

Dan Littman is the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel professor of molecular immunology in the department of pathology and a professor in the department of microbiology at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He has been a leader in applying molecular and genetics tools to study the specification of T lymphocyte lineages, the differentiation of inflammatory T helper cells in response to the microbiota, and the mechanism of HIV entry into cells.