Areas of Focus

The Kolls Lab currently focuses on three areas of Pneumocystis, Th-17, and Vitamin Influence

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