Pharmacology is the core of translational research leading to ways of alleviating disease. We study how mast cells are involved in allergy and inflammation. We showed that mast cells are activated by CRH and neurotensin secreted under stress to release inflammatory molecules selectively, including mitochondrial DNA ("innate pathogen") leading to disruption of the gut-blood-brain barriers and to inflammation. We have also shown that the flavonoid luteolin is inhibitory, and a patented liposomal formulation NeuroProtek®, benefits patients with allergies, autism and chronic fatigue syndrome.


recent publications

Here you will find over 100 publications from the Theoharides’ Lab relevant to his research in Pharmacology and Drug Development.


Awards & Honors

Awards and honors for Dr. Theoharides.


video presentations

A look into Dr. Theoharides’ lectures or interviews on various topics.


Lecture Slides

Follow along copies of slides Dr. Theoharides has lectured with.  Some may be used in conjunction with video lecture presentations or guides for research.


Clinical studies

Papers on past and present clinical studies.



Kind words for Dr. Theoharides and his work.


Featured presentation

AUTISM - A Pharmacologist's View.


Learn more about T. C. Theoharides, MS, PhD, MD, FAAAAI

New "innate pathogens" discovered by Dr. Theoharides (PDF)


Recent News Media

National Psoriasis Foundation - News Article

upcoming events

Professor Theoharides publishes key paper on blood biomarkers that identify autism subgroup that benefits from treatment. This paper will be published in Translational Psychiatry and will be presented for the first time on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Autism Education Summit at Dallas, TX."
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Free Webinar: “Mast Cell Disorders” by Dr. Theoharis Theoharides – Recording Available



Dr Theoharides travels to Australia.

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Microglia and mast cell activation contribute to brain inflammation in autism. Dr Theoharides receives two relevant US patents.

Brain Inflammation (PDF)
MC Microglia Inflammation (PDF)
Rett Autism J Neuroim 2015 (PDF)
Autism Patents (PPT)



World Autism Day

US Patent on Screening for and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders Awarded to Dr. Theoharides [PPT]



Autism Education Summit [PDF]

During her keynote address today, famous  actress, mother of a child with autism, author and autism advocate, Jenny McCarthy, was asked what most helped her child recover.  She replied "those little brown capsules called NeuroProtek"

See photos of Dr Theoharides with Jenny McCarthy, her autograph stating "Dr. Theo thank you for saving our kids," and with Dr. Sidney Baker, one of the founders of "Defeat Autism Now" (DAN)



Research Profile: The Psoriasis-Stress Connection

National Psoriasis Foundation
Presented by
Dr. Theoharis Theoharides

Date: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Start time: 4:30 p.m. PST / 6:30 p.m. CST / 7:30 p.m. EST
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaker: Dr. Theoharis Theoharides

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World Autism Awareness Day (PDF)
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