Harvard Medical School
Dr. Isaac Chiu is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on neuro-immune interactions in inflammation and host defense. He has found that the nervous system plays an active role in detecting ligands from bacterial pathogens and release neuropeptides that signal to the immune system. His lab investigates the role of these neuro-immune interactions in pain, itch, and infection. Elucidating the molecular crosstalk between neurons and immune cells could lead to new treatments for pain and inflammatory diseases. He received his PhD in Immunology and postdoctoral training in neurobiology. Dr. Chiu has received several recognitions including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Disease Award, and the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award.