Recovery from severe influenza is a clinically important yet understudied process. A central hypothesis of this project is that the persistence of respiratory failure and the development of multiple organ dysfunction in patients with pneumonia/ARDS is a consequence of the failure of normal mechanisms of inflammation resolution and lung tissue repair. We propose to investigate the process of recovery from viral pneumonia with a focus on how the dysregulated production of inflammatory mediators from the lung epithelium prevents epithelial regeneration by inhibiting the reparative function of monocyte-derived alveolar macrophages.
|Effective start/end date||9/1/20 → 6/30/24|
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1R01HL154686-01)