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B-Lymphocytes, Antibody Production and Vaccines

B-Lymphocytes, Antibody Production and VaccinesThis project studies how small lipid mediators regulate the growth, activation and differentiation of normal and malignant B lineage cells.

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Lung Disease: COPD, Lung Scarring, and Infection

Lung Disease: COPD, Lung Scarring, and InfectionWe are studying diseases of the lung including scarring diseases, chronic bronchitis and emphysema (called COPD). These diseases are caused by smoking and/or by exposure to damaging environmental/occupational toxicants.

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Platelet Biology: Diabetes/Cardiovascular Disease/Transfusion Medicine

Platelet Biology: Diabetes/Cardiovascular Disease/Transfusion MedicineThe platelet is the most numerous white blood cell and is responsible for forming clots. Interestingly, platelets are much more than clot forming cells.

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Ocular Scarring and Tissue Remodeling

Ocular Scarring and Tissue RemodelingWe study two diseases: Corneal scarring and thyroid eye disease. Corneal scarring can be caused by infection, laser surgery, chemical burns and trauma and can lead to blindness.

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