Skip to Main Content


The Center will initially focus its efforts in both explorative and targeted research relevant to pulmonary infection and immunity in 3 specific areas:

(1) To explore the basic science of key host-microbe molecular and cellular interactions in the lung;

(2) To investigate and define the mechanisms of infections which either cause or exacerbate acute / chronic lung diseases using both basic and translational approaches;

(3) To utilize and develop novel technologies that will make it possible to better diagnose and treat pernicious lung infections.