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EHSRC Member Details

Michael J.  Welsh, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Email: michael-welsh@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-7619

EHSRC Role(s): Inflammation and Innate Immunity


Dr. Welsh's research focuses in three main areas. First, his lab is working to understand the biology and pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis and on developing new treatments. Second, he investigates the physiology and cell biology of airway epithelia, including the cilia that cover their surface. Third, he is investigating the biology of acid sensing ion channels in the central and peripheral nervous systems with an emphasis on their role in fear and neurological diseases.

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