Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) has been a stubborn problem for many food-allergy sufferers. The esophagus is infiltrated by white blood cells called eosinophils–the same culprit involved in cases of allergic asthma–causing constriction, difficulty swallowing, and eventual tissue remodeling. Abstinence and swallowing oral steroids have been the only recourse, with the recent addition of the the biologic dupilumab. Mr. Maskey is PhD student in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at New York Medical College. He has been working in Dr. Xiu-Min Li’s lab since 2018. Primarily his work focuses on understanding immunological mechanisms underlying Traditional Chinese Medicine formula and natural flavonoid purified compound improving clinical GI symptoms related to EoE. He has also been actively working on other collaborative projects with his NYMC colleagues.