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Specialties & Conditions
- Genetic Variants
- RNA Gene Expression
- Severe Asthma
Brian Modena, M.D., M.Sc. is a physician & researcher with trained expertise in Allergy-Immunology. He completed a 2-year Allergy-Immunology clinical fellowship with a focus on treating severe asthma patients at the University of Pittsburgh, a hub for the NIH-funded Severe Asthma Research Program. He obtained a M.Sc. in Clinical & Translational Research at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) with a focus in Genomics and Translational research, and joined STSI and TSRI as a joint Assistant Professor in 2016. Joining National Jewish Health in 2018, he now works as a physician and NIH-funded researcher in the field of severe asthma.
His research interest involves the use of mRNA gene expression, epigenetic methylation changes, genetic variation, microbiome changes (‘dysbiosis’) and utilization of new health monitoring technologies to improve biological and clinical understanding of clinical disease, particularly in patients with severe asthma and organ transplantation.
||Scripps Research, M.S. Genomic & Translational Research
||West Virginia University School of Medicine, Medicine
||Virgina Tech, Mechanical Engineering
||Scripps Clinic & Green Hospital, Internal Medicine
||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital, Allergy-Immunology
Awards & Recognition
2016: Awarded the Inaugural American Journal of Transplantation Outstanding Article award by American Society of Transplantation (AST) and American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS).
2016: Chairman’s Award of Research Excellence, Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
2015: "Going the Extra Mile" Teaching Award, University of California San Diego
2015: The Scripps Translational Science Institute’s KL2 Scholar Pilot Award
2014: Scripps Health Pilot Award
2014: The Scripps Translational Science Institute’s KL2 Scholar Pilot Award
2014: KL2 Clinical Scholar Program Scholarship
2014: Winner of American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology National Conference Abstract Competition
Awarded the Inaugural American Journal of Transplantation Outstanding Article award by American Society of Transplantation (AST) and American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS).
2008: Internal Medicine
2012-present: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
2018-present: American Thoracic Society (ATS)
2015-present: Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (WSAAI)
Teaching & Professional Positions
Assistant Professor, National Jewish Health
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