U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Peter Perrin

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-451-3759
Email: peter.perrin@nih.hhs.gov

 Select Experience

  • Scientific Review OfficerCenter for Scientific Review, NIH2001-2014
  • Research Assistant Professor of MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania1997-2001
  • Research Assistant Professor of Medicine & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences1993-1997
  • Visiting ScientistNaval Medical Research Institute1991-1997
  • Research FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania1988-1991

Peter Perrin

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities and Activities

As a Program Director in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, I support basic and translational research related to gastrointestinal immunology, microbial-host interactions, and the response of the gut epithelium to inflammation. Research projects cover innate and adaptive gastrointestinal immunity; various aspects of mucosal inflammation and colitis; interactions between the gut microbiome and the host that promote homeostasis; pathogenic interactions between the microbiota and the host; approaches to inflammatory bowel disease and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with immune or infectious components; and the involvement of the epithelium in pathogenic processes.

​Research Programs

Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases
The Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on mucosal immunology, intestinal immunity, and inflammation in gastrointestinal diseases and conditions

Gastrointestinal Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on the gut microbiota, pathogenic organisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIDDK Translational Sciences Working Groupmember
  • NIH Human Microbiome Working Groupmember