Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Research Centers and Labs

Research Centers and Groups

Research Labs

  • Cahill Lab: A research lab run by Dr. Katherine Cahill that focuses on GLP-1R pathway in asthma, mechanisms of inflammation and therapeutic response in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD), and the contribution of innate inflammation to adult asthma 
  • Hawiger Lab: The primary focus of this laboratory, run by Dr. Jack Hawiger, is inflammation, a biological response that links innate and adaptive immunity to blood kinins and coagulation networks. 
  • MASLAB: Originally created by the late Dr. Pierre Massion, the co-leaders of this lab, Drs. Eric Grogan and Fabien Maldonado, are continuing research on lung tumorigenisis and on using genomic, proteonomic and advanced imaging approaches for identification and validation of molecular determinants of early detection, progression and prognosis. 
  • Newcomb Lab: Directed by Dr. Dawn Newcomb, this lab uses multi-disciplinary approaches to determine how sex hormones regulate inflammatory mechanisms important in asthma.
  • Peebles Lab: Directed by Dr. Stokes Peebles, this lab investigates mechanisms regulating lung inflammation, with specific emphasis on allergen-induced and virus-mediated disease. 
  • Richmond Lab: The Richmond Lab investigates relationships between chronic inflammation, altered epithelial differentiation, and small airways disease in COPD and constrictive bronchiolitis using basic and translational science approaches.
  • The Vanderbilt Interventional Pulmonary Research Lab (VIPR) conducts research activities including: investigator-initialed pragmatic clinical trials; biomedical engineering research in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE); lung nodule research; and industry-sponsored trials.