Ian Davis, D.V.M., Ph.D.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: influenza pathogenesis and therapy, acute lung injury pathogenesis and therapy, cystic fibrosis pathogenesis, mouse models of lung function, innate immunity
By extending my research to investigate the potential beneficial impact of foods or plant-derived nutritional supplements with anti-inflammatory properties on lung function (in collaboration with existing FIC members), I will identify new approaches to treatment of influenza- and non-influenza-induced lung injury. These studies will improve quality of life for patients with a variety of pulmonary diseases which occur worldwide, thereby contributing to the mission of the FIC.