Center Affiliation and Expertise: Co-Leader, Inflammation and Innate Immunity Thematic Area
Dr. Cho has expertise in basic and translational immunology, adaptive and innate immunity, mouse models of disease and human research. She is current working to build a translational lung immunology program at the University of Iowa that utilizes research bronchoscopy to study the pathogenesis of inflammatory lung diseases, including allergic asthma, smoking, HIV infection, and influenza. In addition to her translational work, her laboratory is focused on understanding the immunological mechanisms leading to aberrant pulmonary inflammation. In particular, they study the contribution of myeloid cells (macrophages, monocytes and dendritic cells) to lung disease utilizing models of viral infection, allergic inflammation and smoke exposure.