Welcome to the Foxman Lab


The Foxman lab investigates the natural defense mechanisms that protect the airway from viral infections. We use both laboratory experiments and analysis of patient samples to understand how viruses interact with the airway. Our aim is to identify mechanisms that block viral replication and to understand why these defenses don’t always work. The long term goals of our research are to find new ways to detect, prevent, and treat common respiratory infections.

Principal Investigator

Ellen F Foxman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology

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Current Respiratory Virus Activity

Respiratory viruses cause an estimated 500 million illnesses per year in the U.S.