The Hill Lab

The Hill Lab seeks to understand how the immune system contributes to the two most common chronic diseases of childhood: allergy and obesity. We use clinical and epidemiological information to guide basic and translational research aimed at understanding the genetic, molecular, and immunologic basis of these diseases. By studying disease mechanisms in our lab, we are poised to lead the development of new preventative and therapeutic approaches for these important conditions.

We are a multidisciplinary team of students, post-docs, staff scientists, and clinicians with diverse backgrounds and interests who enjoy collaborating to advance our understanding of these important medical conditions. Our laboratory is part of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania / Perelman School of Medicine (Penn). Physically, our lab is located on the 12th floor of the Abramson Research Center in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

We are active members of the Penn Institute for Immunology (IFI)Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (IDOM), and Cardiovascular Institute (CVI). We are also members of the Immunology and Cell and Molecular Biology graduate groups.