Professor Cliff Taggart
Chair in Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences (MHLS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
His research focuses on evaluating mechanisms of excessive inflammation in lung disease and how this may predispose to bacterial and viral infection in the lung. Primary disease interests include Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
His work focuses on how the innate immune response becomes dysregulated during excessive inflammation as a result of elevated protease activity.
FieldsHealth Health Sciences Respiratory
Areas of Expertise
cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ccute respiratory distress syndrome, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease