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Phillip Clapp

Research Assistant Professor

Institution: UNC School of Medicine


As a new faculty member at UNC, I am currently establishing my research program in the UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology where I use translational in vitro and clinical in vivo approaches to investigate how inhaled xenobiotics modify respiratory innate immune responses in people with and without existing lung disease. A central component of my research is the integration of biomedical engineering, additive manufacturing, and advanced cell culture methods for evaluating the health effects of new and emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn cigarettes, and cannabinoid-containing vapes. I believe the best research is achieved through collaboration across disciplines and welcome interested trainees from any research area to contact me if you would like to learn more about my lab.









  • Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology