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Respiratory Physiology

A breath of fresh air

A sound knowledge of respiratory physiology is key to developing a thorough understanding of one of the most basic functions of life: breathing. Currently, our team is studying:

  • molecular & functional studies of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) chloride channel
  • oxidant stress and gene expression during airway inflammation

  • epithelial transport in cystic fibrosis
  • role of neuropeptide VIP in respiratory diseases
  • drug development for the treatement of cystic fibrosis (industry partnership)

Our team

Valerie Chappe
Email: valerie.chappe@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2995

Elizabeth Cowley
Email: elizabeth.cowley@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3805

Paul Linsdell
Email: paul.linsdell@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2265

Michael Schmidt
Email: michael.schmidt@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-5280