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Dr. Knox Lab
The Knox lab focuses on using BAL for immunodiagnostics and lung immunity research. Employing bronchoalveolar lavage in human subject cohorts, they study mucosal immunity in a clinically relevant context.
The Knox lab is currently funded to perform longitudinal translational studies, correlating immunological findings and the lung microbiome with clinical disease in HIV. They are also being funded by the NIH to investigate lung disease complications in HIV patients.
Additionally, they collaborate with other researchers to collect samples for Valley Fever and other fungal infection research as well as collect blood for future research on specific lung diseases including COPD, pulmonary hypertension, and interstitial lung disease.