Positions

Professor
Pediatrics-Leukocyte Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Professional Interests

  • Mechanisms of Leukocyte Transendothelial Migration
  • Mechanisms of Wound Healing of the Cornea
  • Proinflammatory Effects of Obesity

Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Immunologists
American Physiological Society
American Society for Investigative Pathology
Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
Association of American Physicians
Society for Leukocyte Biology
Society for Pediatric Research

Funding

Ocular Surface Injury: Inflammatory Cascade and Healing of Corneal Wounds - #2-R01-EY018239-06A1
Grant funding from Grant funding from NIH/NEI
The major goals of this project are to investigate the roles of gamma delta T cells in corneal wound healing.
Diet, Inflammation and Obesity - #6250-51000-055-00D-2
Grant funding from USDA/ARS CHRC
The major goals of this project are an improved understanding of the relationship between tissue inflammation and diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance that is translatable to human disease.