University of California Los Angeles
Professor School of Medicine, California NanoSystems Institute
Andre Nel is a tenured Professor and practicing allergist/immunologist at UCLA. Dr Nel is Director of the UC Center for the Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology (CEIN), Director of the UCLA Asthma and Immunology Disease Center, Co‐Director of the Southern California Particle Center, and Co‐Director of the UCLA Nanomachine Center. Dr. Nel obtained his M.B.,Ch.B. degree in Cape Town, South Africa, and subsequently did a post‐doctoral fellowship in Immunology at MUSC, which was followed by doctoral thesis on his research. Dr. Nel is a member of the ASCI, AAAAI, AAI and the Western Association of Physicians. He served as Chair of the Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research Committee, one of the NIAID Study Sections for the review of Training Grants.
Dr. Nel’s chief research interests are: (i) Nanomedicine and Nanobiology, including nanomaterial therapeutic devices and the study of nanomaterial properties that lead to biocompatible and biohazardous interactions in humans and the environment; (ii) The role of air pollutants in asthma, with particular emphasis on the role of ultrafine particle‐induced oxidative stress in the generation of airway inflammation and asthma.