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Research Laboratories

A wide variety of research laboratories, centers and institutes provide facilities for the research activities of our faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists. The research laboratories are within the Department of Pediatrics, and are typically under the direction of one or two faculty members. In many cases, these laboratories have strong collaborations with other centers and institutes in the Duke University community. In addition, our investigators benefit from the services provided by the institution's numerous core facilities, which provide researchers with sophisticated equipment, knowledgeable advisors, and experienced support staff to facilitate discovery. The following are links to Department of Pediatrics faculty research laboratories. 


ElMallah Lab

Welcome to the ElMallah Lab. We are part of the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics in the Duke University School of Medicine.

Jiang Lab

Welcome to the Jiang Lab. We are part of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics as well as graduate programs in Neurobiology, Genetics and Genomics, and Cellular and Molecular Biology in the Duke University School of Medicine.

Permar Lab

The primary focus of the laboratory is to study immune protection against mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of neonatal viral pathogens, such as HIV, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Zika.

Steinbach Lab

The leading infectious killer in immunocompromised patients with cancer or following transplantation is the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. While other invasive fungal infections can be more common, Aspergillus fumigatus is clearly the most deadly, the hardest to diagnose, and the hardest to treat. Patients develop invasive aspergillosis (IA) when A. fumigatus conidia (asexual spores) are inhaled and germinate into long tubular cells called hyphae, which are the critical growing and invading structures.