Areas of Focus

Richard King Mellon Foundation Areas of Focus

Through multiple research studies, the Kolls Lab is investigating mechanisms of lung host defenses in normal and immunocompromised hosts. Our current research is concentrated in three areas:

Pneumocystis Studies

  • Pneumocystis Vaccine
  • T Cell Influence on Airway Defense
  • Carbohydrate Antibodies

Th-17 Studies

  • Pneumonia Vaccine
  • Roles of IL-17 and IL-22 in Chronic Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • The Role of IL-17R in Cigarette Smoke-induced Emphysema

Vitamin Influence in Mitigating Respiratory Disease

Last Update
August 17, 2012
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Last Update
August 17, 2012