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Kelsey Hirschi-Budge

PhD Student, Dr. Paul Reynolds Lab

Research Description: It is well established that exposure to tobacco smoke induces many detrimental health effects, particularly in the lung. We study the role of receptors for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) in the inflammation induced by exposure to smoke or vapor from electronic cigarettes. We examine the effects of RAGE induction and inhibition in the adult lung and in the developing fetus.