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Lungs

Welcome to the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology

Our research focuses on the impact of environmental agents and pollutants on respiratory and systemic inflammation and physiology, which impacts airway diseases such as asthma, COPD, inhalational injury and airway infection as well as triggering cardiovascular disease.

We conduct research studies involving a variety of different experimental models. These include in silico, in vitro, animal in vivo, and human clinical studies aimed at examining the effects of environmental agents and inhaled toxicants, including endotoxin, tobacco products, ozone, woodsmoke and other ambient pollutants. Our research is aimed at understanding the health effects of inhaled contaminants on the lung and heart.