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Your Environment. Your Health.

Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory

Michael B. Fessler, M.D.
Michael B. Fessler, M.D.
Chief, Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory and Principal Investigator
Tel 984-287-4081
fesslerm@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop D2-01
Durham, N.C. 27709
Anton M. Jetten, Ph.D.
Anton M. Jetten, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief, Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory and Principal Investigator
Tel 984-287-4094
jetten@niehs.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop D2-01
Durham, N.C. 27709
circular diagram with immunity, inflammation, environment, development, disease, therapy and physiology

Research Summary

The Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory focuses on understanding how the human body protects itself against environmental exposures. Diet, commercial chemicals, or bacterial allergens, may pose a threat to the body, and as a result, the immune system produces white blood cells that recognize and respond to these foreign substances called antigens. Sometimes the white blood cells release too many chemicals in the blood, which leads to inflammation. Laboratory members investigate the mechanisms that cause inflammatory diseases that occur in the thymus, heart, lungs, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and intestine.

Scientific Support Staff

Administrative Support

Lee Ann McCray
Lee Ann McCray
Administrative Technician

Tel 984-287-4080
Fax 919-541-4133
mccray2@niehs.nih.gov
Latonya D. Washington
Latonya D. Washington
Administrative Specialist Trainee

Tel 984-287-3449
latonya.washington@nih.gov

Biological Animal Support

Ligon Perrow
Ligon Perrow
Biologist

Tel 984-287-4231
perrow@niehs.nih.gov
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