Lisa A. Miller, Ph.D.
Respiratory Diseases Unit
Inhalation Exposure Core Lead
Dept. of Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Miller’s research program is focused on investigating the impact of environmental exposures (air pollution, allergens, microbes) on pulmonary and immune system development during the first year of life. She uses both cell culture approaches and animal models to address questions related to mucosal immune mechanisms in pediatric populations, with an emphasis on understanding the etiology of childhood asthma and susceptibility to infectious disease.
Highlight summary of Dr. Miller’s research (PDF)
Chou Debbie et. al. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 2005; 33:1-8
Ontogeny of the Pulmonary Immune System. Burke CM and Miller LA in “The Lung: Development, Aging, and the Environment” edited by Harding R, Pinkerton K, Plopper C. Academic Press, London, UK, 2014.
Clay CC and Miller LA. Infant airway epithelium is susceptible to persistent effects of tobacco smoke exposure. Differential regulation of innate responses to virus and bacteria. Ann Am Thorac Soc Suppl 1:S75-S76, 2014.
Evans MJ, Miller LA, and Hyde DM. The basement membrane zone in asthma: the supracellular anchoring network. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 2013.
Chronic Airway Disease in Nonhuman Primates. Hyde DM, Miller LA, Schelegle ES, Fanucchi MV, Van Winkle LS, Tyler NK, Avdalovic MV, Evans MJ, Kajekar R, Buckpitt AR, Pinkerton KE, Joad JP, Gershwin LJ, Wu R, Plopper CG in “Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases” edited by Voelkel NF and MacNee W. BC Decker, Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, 2008.
Primate Models of Allergic Asthma. Plopper CG, Smiley-Jewell S, Miller LA, Fanucchi MV, Evans MJ, Buckpitt AR, Avdalovic M, Gershwin LJ, Joad JP, Kajekar R, Larson S, Pinkerton KE, Van Winkle LS, Schelegle ES, Pieczarka EM, Wu R, Hyde DM in “Allergy and Allergic Diseases, 2nd Edition” edited by Kay AB, Bousquet J, Holt PG, and Kaplan AP. Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
Ontogeny of the Pulmonary Immune System. Miller LA in “The Lung: Development, Aging, and the Environment” edited by Harding R, Pinkerton K, Plopper C. Academic Press, London, UK, 2003.