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Adjunct Associate Professor

Education & Background

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Bethesda, Maryland


American Board of Allergy Immunology, 2006


Clinical Interests
Atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, food allergy, immune disorders, asthma
Research Interests
Immunity, immunological tolerance, regulatory T cells, graft-versus-host, autoimmunity, oral immunotherapy for food and environmental allergy (


Dingle, B.M., Liu, Y., Fatheree, N.Y., Min, J., Rhoads, J.M., and Tran, D.Q. FoxP3+ regulatory T cells attenuate the development of experimental necrotizing enterocolitis. PLoS One. 2013

Dhamne, C., Chung, Y., Alousi, A.M., Cooper, L.J.N., and Tran, D.Q. Peripheral and thymic Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in search of origin, distinction and function. Front Immunol. 4:253, 2013.

Tran, D.Q. In vitro suppression assay for functional assessment of human regulatory T cells. Methods Mol Biol. 979:199-212, 2013.

Tran, D.Q., Andersson, J., Wang, R., Ramsey, H., Unutmaz, D., and Shevach, E.M. GARP (LRRC32) is essential for the surface expression of latent TGF-beta on platelets and activated FOXP3+ regulatory T cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 106(32):13445-50, 2009.

 Tran, D.Q., Andersson, J., and Shevach, E.M. Selective Expression of Latency Associated Peptide (LAP) and IL-1 Receptors (CD121a/CD121b) on activated human FOXP3+ T regulatory cells allows for their purification in expansion cultures. Blood. 113(21):5125-33, 2009.

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