Director of Tulane Eosinophilic Disorder Center
Tulane University School of Medicine
Dr. Anil Mishra, PhD is Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation Endowed Chair and 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. Dr. Mishra's research established that eosinophils are the resident cells of the gastrointestinal tract that home prenatally (Mishra et al., J. Clin. Invest. 1999). He showed that eosinophil active chemokine eotaxin-1 constitutively expressed and has significant role for eosinophils homing into the gastrointestinal tract. He developed the first murine model of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) (Mishra et al., J. Clin. Invest. 2001). His findings implicated aeroallergen in the etiology of EoE and suggested that esophageal eosinophilic inflammation is mechanistically associated with pulmonary inflammation (J. Immunology 2002, and Gastroenterology, 2003). Most recently he reported that rIL-15 is a therapeutic molecule for the allergen-induced airway hyperactivity and fibrosis for chronic asthma and other pulmonary functional impairment. Dr. Mishra is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology (FAAAAI) and the 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. Dr. Mishra’ research is supported by The National Institutes of Health via NIDDK and NIAID institutes. Dr Mishra is also a member of several NIH study sections and serving Editor and Editorial Board member in a number of international journals.