Newborn Developmental Biology Laboratory
Led by Drs. Ai and Lerou, Newborn Developmental Biology Laboratory uses tracheal aspirate-derived lung progenitor cells and animal models to study mechanisms of prematurity and lung diseases in young children.
Premature birth is a major risk factor for infection in infants and long-term functional defects in the lung.
The age of a patient has a significant impact on epithelial regeneration and clinical outcomes following injury and infection.
The lung defect associated with congenital diaphragmic hernia (CDH) is the main cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with CDH.
Allergic asthma often initiates from allergen exposure in early childhood and progresses into adulthood.