Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Identifying and manipulating the molecular networks that our bodies use to respond to physical or microbial insult is the thread that connects these research interests. Sepsis, trauma, asthma and enteric food poisoning account for thousands of deaths globally every year, with millions more incapacitated by complications. Between one-third and one-half of sepsis patients die because their body’s response to infection resulted in shock and multiple organ failure. The innate and adaptive immune responses are prominent features that contribute to this pathology.
Pathology is the study of all diseases and understanding the pathophysiology is the key to all therapeutics.