Dr. Kirsten Beyer supervises one of the basic science research groups at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. Dr. Beyer received her M.D. in Germany and did her postdoctoral training in the Department of Pediatric Pneumonology and Immunology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Before joining the Allergy Division at Mount Sinai, she was a visiting scientist in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Beyer has written many articles related to food allergy and other atopic diseases including publications in the Journal of Immunology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology,
and the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Her current research focuses on identification, characterization, and modification of allergenic food proteins with the goal of the development of improved diagnostic methods and a safe immunotherapy. In addition, in collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, she studies the cellular and genetic mechanisms underlying food-induced gastrointestinal diseases.
Dr. Beyer is member of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. She and her husband have one daughter.