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Abou Alaiwa receives $3.6M R01

Mahmoud Abou Alaiwa, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, received his first R01, a five-year, $3.6M award from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Abou Alaiwa’s project will investigate the mechanisms of mucociliary transport (MCT), the continual process by which inhaled and aspirated pathogens are trapped and expelled from the respiratory tract. Defects in this protective process contribute to a number of respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis (CF).

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023