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Research in Neonatology

The Division of Neonatology contains a very productive group of cellular, molecular, and translational investigators. Division members have published in high-impact journals including PNAS, J Biol Chem, PLoS One, and Glia. Research has been supported by both the NIH, foundation, and industry sources. Investigators have presented data at many National and International meetings and received multiple awards.

Division Faculty members studying the basic mechanisms of disease include Drs. Lars Bode (human milk oligosaccharides), Shelley Lawrence (rapid neonatal sepsis identification), Sandra Leibel (stem cells and lung disease), Lance Prince (inflammation, immunity, and lung development), Eniko Satji (molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling the development of the neonatal innate immune system), Nathaly Sweeney (genomics), and others.

In addition to the above, there are several ongoing translational investigations, supported by our neonatal clinical research team. These investigations include collaborations with bioengineering, cardiology, neurology, and genomics, as well as in collaboration with other institutions.