Chronic Disease Biology

Chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, allergies & asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, CNS, diabetes, metabolic disorders etc, afflict large numbers of people. These diseases are complex, difficult to treat, and often associated with inflammation or pain. Investigators in the Chronic Disease Biology cluster explore the biological underpinnings of persistent or recurring diseases in animal cell lines and disease models. Their research is revealing the roles and interrelationships of genes, molecules, and cells involved in the initiation and progression of chronic disease states. This new knowledge leads to innovative therapeutic strategies to alleviate diseases of frequent recurrence or long duration in animals and people.