Welcome to the Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences Program

Program faculty study the biological mechanisms underlying health affects of environmental exposures.  We focus on three main problems: air pollution, lung infection and asthma.  Our investigations use the full palette of modern techniques, including molecular and cellular biology, animal models, and human studies.  Areas of research include:

  • biomechanics of cells and tissues in normal and diseased lungs, smooth muscle and airway constriction in asthma.
  • molecular and cellular mediators of pulmonary inflammation
  • toxic mechanisms of inhaled air pollution particles
  • environmental agents and risk of lung infection

More detailed information about faculty research is available from the faculty pages.


An important component of the MIPS Program is education. The program offers graduate training toward Doctoral Degrees and Post-doctoral fellowships. For more information, see Training Opportunities.

Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences Program
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

665 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA USA 02115
Phone: 617-432-1193  |  Fax: 617-432-3468