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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Steve GeorasSteve Georas, M.D.
KMRB 2-9617
Phone: (585) 275-4861

Defining the role of environmental exposures on innate and adaptive immunity in asthma and other chronic lung diseases, with an emphasis on how particulate matter and endocrine disruptors act as risk factors.


Timothy ChapmanTimothy Chapman, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (585) 276-3238

Initiation and regulation of mucosal immunity by respiratory viruses; Relationship between tolerance and Th17 immune responses

Postdoctoral Scholars

Zachery KnowldenZachery Knowlden, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Therapeutic effect of electric field stimulation in models of asthma and allergic rhinitis

Clara RimmerClara Rimmer, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Technicians and Staff

Sophia EliseevaSophia Eliseeva
Laboratory Technician

Savas HetelekidesSavas Hetelekides
Laboratory Technician

Graduate Students

Timothy SmythTimothy Smyth
Graduate Student, Toxicology

Investigating the effects of diesel exhaust particles on epithelial barrier integrity in the lung.

Janelle VeazeyJanelle Veazey
Graduate Student, Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology (IMV)

Epithelial protein kinase D is a novel regulator of anti-viral immunity

Undergraduate Research Students

Charlotte MorrisseyCharlotte Morrissey
Undergraduate Student