Dr. Daniel Peterson is an assistant professor of pathology and medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Clinically, he works as a diagnostic immunologist. His research focuses on the immunopathology of the gut.
Born an immunologist into a family of farmers, Dr. Peterson grew up working with his father, uncle and brother on a diversified farm of sorghum and soybeans plus pigs and cattle just outside of Lincoln, NE. He studied agriculture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received a B.S. in animal science. He then left farming to pursue his passion for immunology as an M.D./Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis, working with Emil Unanue during his thesis years. He also completed a residency in pathology and a fellowship at Washington University.
His research team is currently researching the complex systems in play in the host-microbial interactions in the gut in both homeostasis and disease.
Dr. Peterson is board certified in clinical pathology.