Allergic Diseases Training Program


Kita, Hirohito M.D.


The Allergic Diseases Training Program at Mayo Clinic provides an intensive and thorough research experience in the pathophysiology of allergic diseases and exposes trainees to the clinical challenges presented by allergic diseases. The goal is to produce highly focused investigators who not only are independent and productive but also are able to collaborate with both basic scientists and clinical colleagues who study and treat allergic diseases and asthma.

Outstanding applicants with medical degrees, doctorates or M.D.-Ph.D. degrees are aggressively recruited, with efforts especially directed toward recruiting individuals from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.

The faculty consists of highly qualified and well-funded investigators from clinical and basic science areas. The program is designed to achieve maximum faculty participation.

Trainees undertake an in-depth training program combining didactic courses, journal clubs, tutorials and extensive research experience. Trainees commit to a minimum of two — but preferably three — years of full-time research, the minimum for trainees to compete successfully in academic research.

The Allergic Diseases Training Program integrates the efforts of several laboratories concerned with the pathophysiology of allergic diseases and focuses on improving the understanding and the treatment of allergic diseases and asthma.

Position availability

There are three postdoctoral positions awarded to the Allergic Diseases Training Program a year. The number of open positions varies.


Appointees must have received a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree by the beginning date of the training grant appointment.

Appointees must also be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or must have been legally admitted as permanent residents.

How to apply

For more information, contact


  1. Bram, Richard J. M.D., Ph.D.
  2. Butterfield, Joseph H. M.D.
  3. David, Chella S. Ph.D.
  4. Jelinek, Diane F. Ph.D.
  5. Juhn, Young J. M.D.
  6. Kita, Hirohito M.D.
  7. Li, James T. M.D., Ph.D.
  8. Lim, Kaiser G. M.D.
  9. Patel, Ashokakumar M. M.D.
  10. Scanlon, Paul D. M.D.
  11. Volcheck, Gerald W. M.D.
  12. Weiler, Catherine R. M.D., Ph.D.