Claire O'Leary, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor

Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 265-4003

Claire O'Leary


BA, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

Dr. Claire O’Leary is a tenure track assistant professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and  Rheumatology. O’Leary’s professional interests include investigating immune regulation and tissue inflammation to identify new therapeutic angles for treating gastrointestinal inflammatory disease. 

Research Interests

O’Leary’s research focuses on the role of epithelial-immune-microbiome interactions and barrier integrity. Her research group investigates how gastrointestinal tissues restrain immune activation in the face of harsh environments and limit inflammation at homeostasis while also retaining the capacity for a rapid immune response to pathogens.