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Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), of Pediatrics (Allergy and Clinical Immunology) and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, Allergy, Immunology and Asthma
Our research interests in the laboratory focus on the role of human T cells, specifically natural regulatory T cells (Treg, in immunological diseases. We aim to differentiate the mechanisms of action of regulatory T cell suppressive function. We study how pollution, such as diesel exhause, disrupt Treg suppressive function and how chemokines, like lymphotactin, enhance Treg suppressive function. We also study Treg function in tolerance.
Viswam S. Nair, MD MS
Instructor, Medicine - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Non-invasive Lung Cancer Detection
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab focuses primarily on the contribution of the immune response to lung disease. We are specifically examining the contribution of inflammation to the development of pulmonary hypertension. We also study how airway remodeling occurs in transplantation with specific respect to the microvascular circulation and to the initiation of fibroproliferation.