Adora Lin, M.D., Ph.D., an attending physician in Children’s National Health System Department of Allergy and Immunology, is pursuing research to improve understanding of how children’s immune systems tolerate or react to food allergens. A three-year American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Foundation award will underwrite Dr. Lin’s ongoing research into the role of B cells in the development of food allergies, as well as their production of the antibody Immunoglobulin E, which plays a pivotal role in allergic responses.
Dr. Lin received medical and graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She then completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s National. Dr. Lin completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in partnership with Children’s National before joining the faculty at Children’s National and the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Lin is board-certified in pediatrics, allergy and immunology and specializes in the diagnosis and care of children with allergic diseases.