The Section of Leukocyte Biology is located in the Children’s Nutrition Research Center.
The primary goals of the section involve basic research in the areas of innate immunity and inflammation, and research training for pediatric clinical fellows, graduate students from basic science departments, and Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows. These activities are largely funded by grants from NIH and USDA.
Current areas of research include molecular mechanisms of leukocyte transendothelial migration, effects of dietary lipids on inflammation, leukocyte interactions with extracellular matrix and synthetic hydrogels used in tissue engineering, and endotoxin-induced liver injury.
Faculty members in the section have major collaborative projects with Cardiovascular Sciences in Department of Medicine and the Digestive Disease Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rice University.