Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology Assistant Professor of Medicine, McMaster University
The Hirota Lab has established a translational research program in respiratory mucosal immunology focused on lung health and disease. We use in vitro cell culture models, in vivo pre-clinical models, and clinical studies. The lab research is guided by three mutually reinforcing foci: i) patient oriented research on respiratory mucosal immunology in health and disease, ii) small molecule drug discovery programs for commercialization opportunities, and iii) pure basic science characterization of the biology behind innate immune receptor and related signalling pathways. Presently, the major focus of the Hirota Lab is on ABC Transporters in the respiratory mucosa.