Derrick R Samuelson Lab

Derrick R. Samuelson, PhD, Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985910 NE Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5910
Telephone: (402) 559.8834

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Postdoctoral Researcher
Tulane University, Clinical Researcher
Washington State University, PhD
Montana State University, B.Sc

Research Interest
The research in my laboratory is directed toward understanding the mechanisms by which the intestinal  microbiota regulates pulmonary host defense against respiratory pathogens. We are interested in delineating the microbial communities and/or the microbial metabolites that inform immune cell programming and trafficking, pro-inflammatory cytokine production, and epithelial permeability in people who chronically consume alcohol. Our studies aim to define the intestinal microbial constituents that mediate pulmonary host defense against respiratory pathogens.