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.

STUDENTS:

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