Kari Nadeau, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. Her center’s vision is to find the causes and cures of allergies. Her center’s mission is to transform the lives of patients and families through innovative science and compassionate care.
After graduating from Haverford College (summa cum laude) with a degree in biology, Dr. Nadeau attended Harvard Medical School via the Medical Scientist Training Program (NIH), and received a PhD in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and an MD in 1995. She then performed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. From 1998 to 2002, she worked in the ﬁeld of biopharmaceuticals and led clinical research to obtain FDA approval for two biologics in the ﬁeld of Autoimmunity and Oncology, respectively. From 2003-2006, Dr. Nadeau was a fellow in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology at the Stanford/UCSF program under Dr. Umetsu. During this time, she also did a postdoctoral fellowship in human immune tolerance mechanisms in asthma and allergy. In 2006, Dr. Nadeau was appointed to the Stanford University School of Medicine with appointments in Pediatrics and Otolaryngology. She enjoys mentoring students, post doctoral candidates, and faculty. She currently holds an endowed faculty position under the Naddisy Family Foundation. Dr. Nadeau has served as a reviewer for NIH Study Sections, and a member of the American Lung Association Medical Board, CA. She serves on the Environmental Health Policy committee for the American Thoracic Society and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and is a member of ASCI (American Society of Clinical Investigation). She has authored or co-authored more than 110 original papers, and has maintained an interest in the study of immune mechanisms in allergy and asthma for more than 20 years. Her laboratory focuses on the study of immunological mechanisms involved in the cause, diagnosis, and therapy for allergy and asthma.