The role of the immune system and contribution of inflammation to cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, demyelinating disease, cancer, and host response to pathogens is a major area of interest in the department. Several groups are interested in inflammatory pathways associated with cardiovascular damage and repair including the development of fibrosis.
Learn more about our work below.
Structure and function of the cilium/flagellum in cell motility and sensing; Tropical parasitic infections and inflammatory heart disease
Studying molecular networks in the regulation of immune response and autoimmunity
Cytokine and chemokine regulation of immunopathology in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)
Focusing on the emigration of leukocytes across vascular endothelial cells in the process of inflammation
The Thorp laboratory studies how immune cells coordinate tissue repair and regeneration under low oxygen, such as after a heart attack.