Looney Lab

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps
Megakaryocytes in the Lung
Resident Megakaryoctyes in the Lung
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in the Lung

Innate Immune Mechanisms in the Lung

Our lab is broadly focused on innate immune biology in the lung.  Thematic areas include neutrophil and platelet biology as applied to a variety of pulmonary disease states including acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation, and cystic fibrosis.  A major interest is the application of multiphoton intravital lung microscopy as a discovery tool to aid in the study of lung biology, including novel studies on the role of the pulmonary circulation in platelet biogenesis and the hematopoietic potential of the lung.  Our overall goal is to identify new mechanisms responsible for lung inflammation and injury and to develop novel therapies to combat lung disease.