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Khan, Shahzad

August 8, 2023

Maintaining health and reducing disease-risk requires the brain to properly transduce signals across specialized regions and cell types. My lab studies neural signaling at the primary cilium, an antenna-like organelle that helps cells sense and respond to environmental cues. The … Read more

Smeekens, Johanna

August 3, 2023

Our research focuses on investigating factors that contribute to the development of food allergy, with an emphasis on how we can manipulate these factors towards preventative and therapeutic strategies. Specifically, we aim to understand the role of environmental exposures, particularly … Read more

Vetreno, Ryan

June 2, 2023

My research interests involve investigation of proinflammatory neuroimmune and epigenetic mechanisms in animal models of developmental neurobiology and neurodegeneration, including (1) alcohol pharmacology, (2) alcohol responsivity and tolerance, (3) adolescent neurodevelopment, (4) cholinergic system and neurocircuitry, (5) microglial function, and … Read more

Xi, Gang

May 24, 2023

My research focuses on signal transduction, proteins posttranslational modification, and protein/protein interaction under varieties of stress/disease conditions. One of my major research areas is vascular smooth muscle signal transduction under hyperglycemic and oxidative stress conditions. Most recently, regulation of vascular … Read more

Lee, Craig

May 17, 2023

Craig Lee, Pharm.D, Ph.D. is a professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET). A key aspect of DPET’s mission is to optimize drug therapy through translating experimental and clinical pharmacology discoveries into … Read more

Bartelt, Luther

April 28, 2023

Our lab performs translational investigations of nutritional and microbiota determinants of host-pathogen interactions. We use gnotobiotic techniques (eg. germ free) mice to investigate complex microbe-microbe interactions in the context of host malnutrition, a common but poorly understood global health problem. … Read more

Rowe-Conlon, Sarah

April 28, 2023

My lab studies recalcitrant bacterial infections and antibiotic treatment failure. Focusing on bacteremia and wound infection, we utilize a range of in vitro, tissue culture and mouse models to understand the precise nature of treatment failure and exploit this knowledge … Read more

Stanley, Natalie

April 18, 2023

We are a computational biology lab jointly located between the department of computer science and the computational medicine program. We develop new methods for automated, efficient, and unbiased analysis of immune profiling data, such as, flow cytometry, mass cytometry, and … Read more

Okuda, Kenichi

April 6, 2023

We inhale about 10,000 L of air to take oxygen into our bodies every day. Along with the inhaled air, numerous pathogens, chemical pollutants, and other irritants are inhaled, which could pose potential life-threatening risks to our lungs. However, our … Read more

Johri, Parul

February 10, 2023

Our research interests broadly span population genetics, statistical inference, and evolutionary genomics. We are interested in how evolutionary processes like changes in population size, recombination, mutation, selection and factors such as genome architecture shape patterns of genomic variation. Work in … Read more