Joshua Milner, MD, Principal Investigator

Joshua Milner is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Institute of Genomic Medicine and the Director of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. His research centers around the genetics and immunopathology of inborn disorders of the immune system, with the ultimate goal of identifying pathways relevant for diagnosis and treatment of both rare and common allergic and immunologic diseases. His laboratory has provided the genetic and mechanistic descriptions of numerous novel inborn disorders of the immune system.  His particular focus is on monogenic causes of allergic disease, a class of disorders now referred to as “Primary Atopic Disorders.” Previously, he was the Chief of the Laboratory of Allergic Diseases in the NIAID, NIH.

Dr. Milner earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995 and a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2000, with special distinction in immunology. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., followed by a fellowship, via the Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) in allergy and immunology at NIAID (mentored by William E. Paul, of blessed memory), and he is board-certified in allergy and immunology.

Dr. Milner has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Henry Kunkel Society. He has received two NIH Director’s Awards, four NIAID Merit Awards, the 2015 Phadia Allergy Research Forum Award, the 2017 Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in children’s health research, the Society for Pediatric Research’s 2019 E. Mead Johnson Award, and the 2021 American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Foundation Heritage Lectureship. He has published more than 140 papers and has served on the editorial boards of multiple journals.

Guzin Ozcifci

Postdoctoral Fellow

Enrica Calzoni

Postdoctoral Fellow

Martina Di Verniere

Lab Manager

Yasemin Kendir

Research Associate

Miao Chen

Postdoctoral fellow

Yannett Franklin

Research Coordinator

Haley Huang

Graduate Student