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Interim Director, Allergy/Pulmonary Division, Department of PediatricsVice-Chair of Research, Department of PediatricsProfessor of Pediatrics
- Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Professor of
Lab: 6320 PBDBIowa City, IA 52242
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: McCray Laboratory
BA, Biology, St Olaf CollegeMD, Medicine, University of Iowa
Residency, Pediatrics, County HospitalResidency, Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsFellowship, Epithelial Transport, University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsFellowship, Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Medical License, State of IowaMedical License, State of CaliforniaFederal Licensing Examination (FLEX)Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in GeneticsInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human ToxicologyInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in InformaticsInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational BiomedicineMedical Scientist Training Program
Our research interests include airway epithelial cell biology and the pathogenesis and treatment of the recessive disease cystic fibrosis. We are using large scale gene expression and genomics approaches to study epithelial cell mRNA and microRNA gene networks regulating biologic processes involved in health and disease. Host-pathogen interactions at the airway surface are studied from the perspectives of disease mechanism and innate immunity. Responses to bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens are under investigation. We wish to apply knowledge from these studies toward new therapies.
Another area of investigation is the development of integrating vector systems for the treatment of inherited diseases. Current projects include gene transfer to airway epithelia for cystic fibrosis and gene transfer to the hepatocytes for the treatment of hemophilia A. The focus of these studies is on the development and optimization of lentivirus and transposon based vectors. A long-term goal is to develop strategies for integrating vector systems that could be successfully used to treat genetic diseases.
PubMed links to publications:
Center for Gene Therapy of Cystic Fibrosis and other Genetic DiseasesCystic Fibrosis Research CenterIowa Initiative in Human Genetics
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