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Preston E. Bratcher

Dr. Preston Brachter is a pediatric researcher who focuses on pulmonary inflammation and the innate immune system of the lung.

Special Interests

My research is focused on pulmonary inflammation and the innate immune system of the lung, and how these are altering during chronic and acute disease states.



University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL), PhD
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL), BS


Bratcher PE, Gaggar A. Factors influencing the measurement of plasma/serum surfactant protein d levels by ELISA. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 3

Bratcher PE, Gaggar A. Characterization and prevention of the adsorption of surfactant protein D to polypropylene. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 11

Bratcher PE, Weathington NM, Nick HJ, Jackson PL, Snelgrove RJ, Gaggar A. MMP-9 cleaves SP-D and abrogates its innate immune functions in vitro. PLoS One. 2012

Gaggar A, Hector A, Bratcher PE, Mall MA, Griese M, Hartl D. The role of matrix metalloproteinases in cystic fibrosis lung disease. Eur Respir J. 2011 Sep

Bratcher PE, Park IH, Oliver MB, Hortal M, Camilli R, Hollingshead SK, Camou T, Nahm MH. Evolution of the capsular gene locus of Streptococcus pneumonia serogroup 6. Microbiology. 2011 Jan