IRB protocols are in place to collect clinical materials, including blood, leukocytes and sputum from normal volunteers and CF patients. These samples can be used by collaborators for pilot projects and to design future studies.

Well-defined banked samples from ARDS and CF patients are available. An extensive CF clinical database is also available. Murine models of chronic lung and skin infections.


Research methods

  • A variety of neutrophil assays of functional responses and signaling pathways

Animal models

  • Murine models of acute and chronic bacterial lung infection
  • Murine models of thermal injury with bacterial infection
  • CF murine strains   
  • Human subject databases
  • Extensive CF clinical databases