San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

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University of Calif-San Francisco


Lucile Salter Packard Childrens Hospital -Stanford


Lucile Salter Packard Childrens Hospital -Stanford


Lucile Salter Packard Childrens Hospital -Stanford

Board Certifications

Allergy/Immunology, Pediatrics


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.

At Rady Children's, Dr. Collins treats a broad spectrum of diseases within the field of allergy immunology, including allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema and immune deficiency. She is the Director of the Rady Children's Medication Allergy Clinic, focused on evaluation of penicillin allergies in addition to other medications. She is also Director of the Rady Children's Newborn Screen Team for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency as part of the state newborn screening program. She is active in teaching medical students and residents, with an interest in medical education.

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.


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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