Biorepository: Allergies and Asthma

One out of four people lives with an allergy

Living with allergies or asthma? You can make a difference.

BRI’s Allergy and Asthma Biorepository is a confidential list of people with allergies and/or asthma, who are willing to donate a blood sample and provide health information for scientific research.

Our scientists study donated samples to better understand the causes and long-term health effects of allergies, asthma and immune-mediated diseases, as well as to explore better treatment options. All of the information gathered is kept confidential, and samples and health information are coded with numbers, not names.

Participate in Allergy and Asthma Research

We are currently enrolling children of all ages and adults with physician- diagnosed food and/or environmental allergies. We are especially looking for people with a history anaphylaxis and severe allergies including:

Food Allergies Environmental Allergies Other Allergies and Reactions
  • Milk
  • Peanut
  • Shrimp
  • Tree-nut
  • Other
  • Insect venom sensitivity
  • Pollen/grass
  • Other
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Other

We are also looking for family members of all ages who do not have allergies, asthma or other immune-mediated or autoimmune diseases, to join our Healthy Control biorepository.

Participating in research typically involves a 45- minute to -one- hour visit to BRI in downtown Seattle. Our team will collect a blood sample and ask questions about your personal and family medical history. All samples and information are kept confidential. Learn more: Biorepository FAQ

Learn more about allergies and asthma

Are you living with allergies or asthma?

Consider donating to our biorepository to help advance research.
Mary Farrington
Mary Farrington

Mary Farrington, MD

Clinical Member
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What Allergy and Asthma Research is BRI Conducting?

  • Examining genes, cells and molecules that make a person more likely to have allergies and asthma
  • Studying the underlying immune system response that leads to an allergic reaction
  • Learning how allergies and asthma may progress or change over time 
  • Developing and testing allergy vaccine therapies
  • Testing and refining immunotherapy for allergies and asthma

Labs Studying Allergies & Asthma

Altman Lab Main

Altman Lab

The Altman lab focuses on use of whole genome transcriptional profiling and multi-omics approaches, and leverages big-data computational biology to understand the molecular mechanisms underpinning severe asthma and other immunologic diseases.
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Campbell Lab Main

Campbell Lab

The Campbell laboratory is interested in understanding the basis for T cell activation, function and tolerance.
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Cerosaletti Research Project Main - Autoreactive T cells in type 1 diabetes

Cerosaletti Lab

Dr. Cerosaletti’s research is focused on the role of the adaptive immune system in the development and progression of immune mediated diseases and the response to treatment.
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Kwok Research Project Main - DNA-barcoded HLA class II tetramers

Kwok Lab

The Kwok lab uses tetramers and other antigen specific T cell assays to examine autoreactive T cells in  autoimmune diseases in order to provide insights into disease mechanisms and identify strategies for disease intervention.
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Speake Research Project Main - TrialNet Pathway to Prevention

Speake Lab

The Speake group is interested in advancing clinical research – especially in type 1 diabetes, but also in the context of other immune-mediated diseases.
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Ziegler Lab Main

Ziegler Lab

The Ziegler laboratory is investigating the role of the epithelial cytokines TSLP and IL-33 in regulating protective responses at mucosal barrier surfaces such as the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts.
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Collaborate with us

We want to advance science and seek out opportunities to collaborate.  We have the technology, participants, expertise, samples and desire.  Learn about all of the ways we collaborate, we look forward to hearing from you. 
Read more about opportunities for collaboration


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