Patty J Lee
Professor of Medicine
My overall research interests are in acute and chronic oxidant-induced lung injury and repair, specifically the distinct roles of stress-response pathways depending on the lung compartment or cell type(s) involved and their regulation by the immune system. Using models of inhaled toxins, such as high oxygen concentrations, cigarette smoke, and microbes, we discovered previously unrecognized mechanistic roles for innate immune receptors, TLR4-NLRP3, mitochondrial health and cell fate, such as death and/or senescence.
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