WELCOME TO OUR LAB

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At the Silveyra lab, we study how sex and hormones affect our lungs and their responses to environmental exposures. 

With an interdisciplinary focus on physiology, endocrinology, and molecular immunology, our laboratory investigates mechanisms mediating sex differences in lung inflammation and lung disease.   

We are currently investigating the following areas of research:

  • Sex differences in lung inflammatory responses to environmental exposures (ambient ozone, particulate matter, allergens);

  • The effects of the female reproductive cycle in lung inflammatory responses and asthma exacerbations;

  • Circulating sex hormone's effects on pollution-induced lung inflammation; 

  • Mechanisms of estrogen receptor regulation of lung inflammation;

  • Sex differences in airway remodeling during asthma and ozone-induced asthma exacerbations.

  • Sex differences in e-cigs and vaping exposure effects across the life span.

  • The effects of environmental exposures such as endocrine disruptors in the lung's response to allergens and pollutants.

  • The interplay of the lung and gut microbiomes in the context of lung health and disease.

  • How diet and exercise affect the lung. 

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