Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics
Robert P Schleimer, PhD

Robert P Schleimer, PhD

Chief of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine

Roy and Elaine Patterson Professor of Medicine

Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology), Microbiology-Immunology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Focus of Work


I am interested in the mechanisms of pathogenesis and treatment of a variety of allergic and inflammatory diseases associated with allergy. These include chronic rhinosinusitis, asthma, hay fever, rhinitis, food allergy and others. We also study the mechanisms of action of antiinflammatory glucocorticoids. Our studies focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying disease and steroid action as well as developing strategies to for new treatments.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of California-Davis, Pharmacology and Toxicology (1979)
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1981)