Study Background

Asthma patients seem to be more prone to viral infections, and NIEHS scientists believe that the cells that line these patients' airways, cause this result by overproducing TGF-beta1, a protein that promotes viral growth. This study seeks participants with and without asthma to contribute airway cell samples.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-asthmatic & mild asthmatic
  • Participants 18-60 years of age
  • Candidates will be screened for eligibility over the phone and scheduled for a screening visit to confirm eligibility for the study
  • Participants must be able to understand and provide written informed consent
  • Participants must be able to travel to the CRU and the EPA

Principal Investigator

Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Tenure Track Investigator; Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory
Tel 984-287-4412
Fax 919-541-9854
[email protected]
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop CU-01
Durham, NC 27709