Bench Research

Bench Research

NK Cells in Host Defense against Invasive Aspergillosis

Principle Investigator: Borna Mehrad, MD

In a preclinical model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, this project is evaluating the role of NK cells the host defense mechanism including lung expression of interferon gamma-inducible CXC chemokines.

Support: National Institutes of Health 5R01HL073848-08

Biology of Leukotrienes in the Pathogenesis of Emphysema

Principle Investigator: Y. Michael Shim, MD

Using a preclinical model of emphysema, this project is exploring the role of leukotriene B4 in the pathogenesis of emphysema.

Support: National Institutes of Health 5K08HL091127-03