López Laboratory

Virus-Host Interactions and Innate Immunity

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Our laboratory studies the signals that turn on and regulate the immune system during infections with common respiratory viruses, such as the influenza virus or the respiratory syncytial virus.

These viruses can cause or exacerbate chronic lung diseases, such as asthma, and can be fatal in some patients.

Our long-term goals are to better understand the factors that modulate virus pathogenesis and to harness this knowledge for the development of better vaccines and antiviral therapies.

Contact Information

Carolina B. López PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Pathobiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
380 S University Avenue Philadelphia,
PA 19104-4539
Office: Hill Pavilion 318
Phone: 1-215-573-3493
lopezca@vet.upenn.edu