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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Allergy/Immunology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (2013-2017)
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC (2010-2013)
  • M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH (2010)
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (2009)
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2002)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Adora Lin, M.D., Ph.D., is a pediatric allergist at Children's National Hospital. Her research focuses on the regulation of B cells and immunoglobulin production during the development of food allergy and tolerance to foods. She also investigates regulatory B cells in healthy children and those with allergic diseases. Dr. Lin's primary goal is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the development of food allergy vs. tolerance and to leverage these findings toward improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of food allergy and other allergic diseases.

Dr. Lin is under the mentorship of Dr. Catherine Bollard at Children's National and Dr. Pamela Guerrerio at the National Institutes of Health. She was awarded a Faculty Development Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for promising junior faculty. Dr. Lin also serves as Co-Lead for the Allergy projects within the Children's National-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) partnership.

Research & Publications

Awards & Funding

  • AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award: Elucidation of the role of B cells in food allergy, sensitization, and tolerance
  • K23-AI153543-01: B cell mechanisms of tolerance following infant peanut consumption