Dr. Antonieta Guerrero-Plata
Pathobiological Sciences (PBS)
Dr. Guerrero-Plata’s research interests are in the field of viral immunology focused on innate immunity, dendritic cells and respiratory viruses. Her work includes the study of the immune response to respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus, the most important cause of lower respiratory tract infections in children, elderly and immunocompromised patients. The long-term goal of her research is to develop new strategies to boost antiviral immunity and long-lasting protection against respiratory viral pathogens that cause significant airway morbidity. Additional studies in her laboratory are directed to determine the mechanisms by which environmental factors alter the frequency and severity of respiratory viral infections.