Assistant Professor of Medicine

Previous Role/Title
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of small animal airway physiology


PhD Molecular & Integrative Physiology - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
BS, Chemistry - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Clinical Interest

Medical Center North
Nashville, TN
1161 21st Avenue South
Office Address
Research Keywords

T cells, innate lymphoid cells, asthma, allergy

Research Description

Our laboratory is focused on determining the role of sex hormones on innate lymphoid cell and T cell differentiation and cytokine expression, using asthma as our disease model. To study this, we utilize lymphocytes from the blood of healthy and asthmatic individuals as well as mouse models which mimic asthma. Findings from our laboratory will be important in determining why women are more likely to have asthma as adults compared to men and may provide new potential therapeutic targets for treating airway inflammation.