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Clinical and Translational Immunology Unit

About our work

Current areas of interest of the Clinical and Translational Immunology Unit are:

  • To understand the role of gut microbiome in human uveitis and to investigate the potential of gut microbiota as a biomarker of disease onset or responsiveness to treatment
  • Identification of novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets by characterizing molecular and immune correlates of disease subtypes and activity in uveitis
  • Understanding and establishing the utility of multimodal ocular imaging as potential outcome measures in uveitis.

key staff

Key staff table
Name Title Email Phone
Vrushali Agashe, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow vrushali.agashe@nih.gov 301-594-5197
Rachel Caspi, Ph.D. Acting Chief caspir@nei.nih.gov 301-435-4555
David Grasic, M.D. Clinical Fellow david.grasic@nih.gov 301-204-6457
Shilpa Kodati, M.D. Staff Clinician shilpa.kodati@nih.gov 301-496-5847
Wijak Kongwattananon, M.D. Volunteer wijak.kongwattananon@nih.gov 301-496-8299
Aman Kumar Volunteer aman.kumar@nih.go 301-435-0393
Jung Wha Lee, Ph.D. Staff Scientist leej@nei.nih.gov 301-496-8299
Mary Maclean, Ph.D. Research Technician mary.maclean@nih.gov 301-594-3909
Matthew McHarg Volunteer matt.mcharg@nih.gov 301-435-5139
Pulak Nath, Ph.D. Staff Scientist pulak.nath@nih.gov 301-435-5139
Mehmet Yakin, M.D. Postdoctoral Fellow mehmet.yakin@nih.gov 301-402-3254
Leanne Young Volunteer leanne.young2@nih.gov 301-435-5139

Last updated: October 31, 2019