Jennifer K. Mulligan, Ph.D.
My laboratory is focused on understanding the mechanisms driving the dysregulation in type 1/ type 2 inflammation associated with a number of airway diseases, with my primary focus being on chronic rhinosinusitis. We are also focused on understanding how these changes impact patient outcomes. A significant proportion of my research focuses on understanding how cells not traditionally thought of as immune cells, such as epithelial cells, serve as regulators of immune cell functions. Studies in my laboratory are conducted with primary human tissues obtained from patients with CRS (through a collaboration with Rod Schlosser, MD and Zach Soler, MD) as well as supplemental studies using a murine model of atopic CRS. I have severed as a research mentor to numerous individuals seeking careers as clinician scientist including 19 pre-doctoral trainees, 9 PGY3 ENT residents, 2 rhinology clinical fellows and 4 research fellows. I have also served as a research co-mentor to 3 pediatric residents and 5 neonatology clinical fellows.