Lab/Office: BSOM 6W-33/35
B.S. Animal Science and Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
M.S. Immunology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ph.D. Immunology and Toxicology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pulmonary and Transplant Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Postdoctoral Trainee in Respiratory Biology, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, RTP, NC
Our lungs are constantly being challenged by environmental exposures (air pollutants, particulate matter, noxious gases, allergens, viruses, bacteria, etc).The central focus of our research is to explore and identify novel mechanisms by which the environment can modify pulmonary innate and adaptive immune responses.We have a great interest to understand how environmental exposures can alter the host defense response of the lung making it more susceptible to infection. Please visit our lab-specific web page for more detailed information about our research program.