The Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine is devoted to basic and translational research to advance the understanding and treatment of pulmonary disease and the critically ill.
A Snapshot of Current Basic and Translational Research in Our Division
Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center
Basic research studies in the Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center include research into the genetics and biology of airway mucus production, mycoplasma, and smooth muscle physiology and airway mucus.
Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
Scientists in our division are striving to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms leading to interstitial lung disease. Currently, Duke is collaborating on research to investigate the genetic basis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Interventional Pulmonology Program
Our program is actively engaged in basic and translational research activities to advance our knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of airway invasion by lung cancer and malignant pleural effusions.
Lung Transplant Program
Researchers in our program are involved in innovative translational studies related to finding genetic immune variants that protect against post-transplant rejection. As the mechanisms that lead to organ rejection become more evident, our researchers are developing preventive therapies targeting these specific mechanisms.