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Peter Perrin, Ph.D.

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Basic and Translational Mucosal Immunology and Inflammation

Responsibilities & Activities

As a Program Director in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, I support basic and translational research related to gastrointestinal mucosal immunology and HIV science within the mission of the NIDDK. Mucosal immunology projects cover innate and adaptive immunity in relation to homeostasis, inflammation, and disease; mechanistic studies of inflammatory bowel disease and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with immune components; and interactions of the gastrointestinal immune system with viral and other infections. In my capacity as the Program Director for the Digestive Diseases Research Cores Centers, I support shared resources (i.e., core facilities) with the goal of fostering interdisciplinary cooperation between investigators that conduct high quality research on digestive and liver diseases. Finally, as NIDDK's HIV/AIDS Research Coordinator I work with my colleagues across NIDDK and within other NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices to foster high priority HIV-related research related to the NIDDK’s mission such as research toward a cure involving NIDDK-related reservoirs and processes and research; on comorbidities coinfections, and complications within our mission; and other areas where NIH’s HIV/AIDS research priorities intersect with the mission of the NIDDK.

Research Programs

Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers
Bringing together basic and clinical investigators to enhance the impact of their digestive and/or liver diseases research.

Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, & Inflammatory Diseases
Research on mucosal immunology, intestinal immunity, and inflammation in gastrointestinal diseases and conditions.

Gastrointestinal Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Research on the gut microbiota and pathogenic organisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract.

Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, & Liver Research in HIV/AIDS
Research on gastrointestinal, nutrition, and liver function in HIV/AIDS.

Committees & Working Groups

  • NIH AIDS Executive Committee, Member