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Cho focuses on keeping influenza immune response safe

Josalyn Cho, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, earned a five-year, $2.6 million R01 from the NIH to investigate an immune regulatory protein, T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (Tim3), and its impact on influenza infection in the lungs.

“During influenza infection, the immune response must be tightly regulated to promote clearance of the virus and prevent injury of the lung,” Cho said. “Failure to control either viral replication or lung injury can lead to respiratory failure.”

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