Kamala Patel

Professor

Department of Physiology & Pharmacology

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Cell Signalling and Structure

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)


Contact information

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Research and teaching

Research Activities

Our lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms that regulate leukocyte trafficking during inflammation.

Leukocytes are essential mediators of host defense. During inflammation, large numbers of leukocytes leave the bloodstream and traffic into the tissue where they rapidly and effectively locate and destroy invading microorganisms. Although leukocytes are critical for normal host defense, many diseases are characterized by uncontrolled inflammation. Chronic inflammatory diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis, have an enormous impact on the quality of life for millions of Canadians and cost billions of dollars annually in direct health care expenditures and lost productivity.

Research Areas: 

Cell Signalling and Structure

Research Personnel: 

  • Leslie Cooper, Administrative Assistant

 


Publications

PubMed