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Richard PhippsRichard Phipps, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Phone: (585) 275-8326

Investigating how environmental factors shape diseases involving immune and inflammatory components, including platelets, B cells, and lipid mediators, defining abnormal inflammatory and wound healing responses in the eye and lung, delineating molecular signaling in fibroblasts.

Sherry SpinelliSherry Spinelli, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor

Collynn WoellerCollynn Woeller, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor

Katie LannanKatie Lannan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Examine fibrosis and capsular contracture that occurs following radiation therapy and breast reconstructive surgery. Mouse models of fibrosis will be employed and primary human tissue samples from patients with capsular contracture will be obtained

Ann CaseyAnn Casey
Technical Associate

Stephen PollockStephen Pollock
Senior Technical Associate

Elisa RoztocilElisa Roztocil
Technical Associate

Megan WoodMegan Wood, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Host-pathogen interactions, women’s health issues, anti-scarring therapeutics for the eye, and pro-inflammatory responses and pain

E'Lissa FloresE'Lissa Flores
Graduate Student

Shannon LoeliusShannon Loelius
Graduate Student

Parker DuffneyParker Duffney
Toxicology Graduate Student

Using specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators to treat altered immune response to influenza seen after cigarette smoke exposure

Nina KimNina Kim
Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Student