The Department of Inflammation & Immunity advances scientific understanding by bringing together a dedicated and collaborative team of scientists at the forefront of immunologic and organ-based research, to deliver impactful translational science that improves the health and well-being of patients at Cleveland Clinic and across the globe.

Working side-by-side with physicians to study patients and diseases, Inflammation & Immunity scientists address challenging questions to uncover the root causes of inflammatory diseases, and ultimately translate these discoveries into new diagnostic testing, therapies and preventive measures for patients. Learn more about us.

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New Evidence of Microbial Infection That Impairs Healing in Crohn’s Disease

Dr. Stappenbeck and his team found that the yeast D. hansenii, a type of fungus, is elevated in models of Crohn’s disease, particularly concentrated within intestinal wounds, suggesting that targeting this infection may be a viable approach to treat or prevent the disease.

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New NIH Grant Awarded to Study Macrophage Signaling in Lung Injury

Dr. Scheraga will use the support to investigate novel signaling mechanisms that control macrophage function and protect the lung during trauma.

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New Risk Factors Related to Long-Term Lung Transplant Complications Identified

Dr. McCurry and his team found that blood transfusion and lung weight play important roles in lung transplantation outcomes.

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