Daniel Mucida is a professor of immunology, virology, and microbiology and head of the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology at The Rockefeller University. He is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Mucida lab studies how the immune system associated with intestinal mucosae can generate efficient immune responses without jeopardizing its tolerance to innocuous antigens. His expertise covers intestinal immunology, food allergy, barrier immunity, IBD, IBS, microbiome and neuro-immune interactions, and enteric infections.
Mucida received his undergraduate degree in biology, with an emphasis on biochemistry and immunology, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil in 2000. He received his Ph.D. jointly from the University of São Paulo and New York University in 2005. Murcida has won many awards for his research including the Pershing Square Sohn Prize and NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award.