Cathleen Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations

3020 Children's Way
MC 5117
San Diego, CA 92123

Specialty

Allergy/Immunology

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

University of Calif-San Francisco

Internship

Lucile Salter Packard Childrens Hospital -Stanford

Residency

Lucile Salter Packard Childrens Hospital -Stanford

Fellowship

Lucile Salter Packard Childrens Hospital -Stanford

Board Certifications

Allergy/Immunology, Pediatrics

Bio

Dr. Cathleen Collins is a board-certified allergist/immunologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego, with interests in immune deficiency and pediatric allergic disorders.

Dr. Collins earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles, graduating summa cum laude with degrees in microbiology and English literature. She completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California San Francisco, where she earned her doctorate in biomedical sciences studying host pathogen interactions between macrophages and mycobacteria, the cause of tuberculosis. She had the unique experience of completing her thesis at Genentech when her advisor moved there. She went on to complete her pediatric residency and fellowship at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. During her training she became interested in studying the diversity of immune responses to vaccination, with the aim of designing more effective vaccines.

At Rady Children's, Dr. Collins treats a broad spectrum of diseases within the field of allergy immunology, including eosinophilic esophagitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema and immune deficiency. She is also active in teaching medical students and residents, with an interest in medical education.




Publications

Protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 positively regulates TLR-induced IL-12p40 production in macrophages through inhibition of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase
Zhou D, Collins CA, Wu P, Brown EJ

Cytosol as battleground: ubiquitin as a weapon for both host and pathogen
Collins CA, Brown EJ

Atg5-independent sequestration of ubiquitinated mycobacteria
Collins CA, De Maziere A, van Dijk S, Carlsson F, Klumperman J, Brown EJ

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