Manish J. Butte, MD PhD is a Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at UCLA. While at Brown University, he studied Physics as an undergraduate and earned his M.D. degree. He then studied protein crystallography at UCSF and graduated with a Ph.D. in Biophysics. Returning to clinical training, Dr. Butte completed a Pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a clinical fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at Children’s Hospital Boston, where he specialized in the care of children with immunodeficiencies, autoimmunity, auto-inflammatory disorders, asthma, and allergies.
Dr. Butte is board certified in both Pediatrics and Allergy & Immunology. During a joint post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School (under Arlene Sharpe) and in the Harvard Chemistry & Chemical Biology Dept. (under George Whitesides), he studied T cell costimulatory and inhibitory pathways. His group at UCLA addresses fundamental and therapeutic questions in immunology using innovative nanotechnological approaches to visualize and manipulate cells.