Research Projects

Prematurity and infection

Premature birth is a major risk factor for infection in infants and long-term functional defects in the lung.

Molecular phenotypes of human airway epithelial cells with age

The age of a patient has a significant impact on epithelial regeneration and clinical outcomes following injury and infection.

Lung defects in Congenital Diaphragmic Hernia

The lung defect associated with congenital diaphragmic hernia (CDH) is the main cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with CDH.

Nerve and childhood asthma

Allergic asthma often initiates from allergen exposure in early childhood and progresses into adulthood.

Pulmonary neuroendocrine system in SIDS

Infants who have died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) show hyperplasia of pulmonary neuroendocrine cells.