Tracey Bonfield Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve Univ.

Infection and Inflammation and alterations in CF host immunity has been the focus of my work since fellowship. The specific interest in how deficient activity of CFTR may alter the physiological state in the lung along with deficient immune cell function has been of specific interest. Utilizing in vivo murine models and pursuing mechanisms of altering effective control of infection and inflammation is CF have been utilized to explore new therapeutics such as mesenchymal stem cells but also as a resource for other therapeutic testing directions.