Samir Kelada, PhD

Kelada Samir

              Samir Kelada, PhD

 Research Focus

We use unbiased, genome-wide approaches to identify the contributions of genetic variation, environmental exposures, and their interactions in airway diseases. To identify these interactions, we utilize powerful mouse genetic reference populations and unique exposure paradigms in concert with genomic and bioinformatic methods. We are particularly focused on using airway gene expression as a way to link genetic variation to disease phenotypes.

Our current projects are designed to identify genes and pathways that mediate:

(1)   the development of allergic airway disease in response to exposure to allergens and air pollution

(2)   pulmonary innate immune responses to pathogens and injurious agents

For more information (including publications), please see our lab website:


1997    B.S.     Biochemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2000    M.P.H. Environmental Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2006    Ph.D.   Toxicology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006-2012      Post-doctoral fellowship, Genetics/Genomics,
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD


Contact Information

5072 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7264
Campus Box #7264
Phone: (919) 926-2148