Research Labs

Alvira Lab

The Alvira lab aims to understand the molecular mechanisms that control postnatal growth of the lung, and how long term lung health is affected by injuries that occur in early childhood. 

Christin Kuo Lab

We study a group of airway epithelial cells called pulmonary neuroendocrine (NE) cells.  They are normally a rare cell type in the lung with sensory, neurosecretory, and stem cell functions. Some NE cells can be located at branchpoints in highly innervated clusters called neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs), which are abnormal in several pediatric and adult respiratory diseases.  We use single cell genetic approaches to study NE cell development and function. We are currently studying human NE cells both in health and disease to understand how perturbations lead to disorders of NE cell origin, including some of the most aggressive human lung tumors arising from NE cells.

Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology

Promoting life long lung health through excellence in scientific discovery, ensuring that children receive tomorrow’s care today, and educating the next of physicians and scientists.

Cornfield Lab

Dr. Cornfield's lab addresses several large thematic issues. The areas of concentration include: (i) regulation of pulmonary vascular tone; (ii) oxygen sensing in the lung; (iii) biological determinants of preterm labor focusing on myometrial smooth muscle cells; (iv) developmental regulation of barrier function in the lung; and (v) the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 in lung development. In addition, there is an active translational research component.

Kumar Lab

Our long-term goals are to identify the cells, cell behaviors and interactions that give rise to pulmonary vascular disease, delineate the molecular pathways that control them, and determine how they can be manipulated to prevent or reverse disease.

Cystic Fibrosis Center at Stanford

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic (inherited) diseases in America. It is also one of the most serious. It mainly affects the lungs and the digestive systems in the body, causing breathing problems and problems digesting foods. It is a chronic disease that currently has no cure. 

The CF Center at Stanford is an integrated disease management program that follows patients from diagnosis through adulthood. 

With the current longer life expectancy for patients with Cystic Fibrosis, our clinic population includes patients of all ages. More than half the patients followed by the Stanford CF Center are adults aged 18 years or older.


Pediatric Sleep Lab

The Pediatric Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (ASSM) and provides a complete range of sleep evaluations and treatment for newborns through adolescents and young adults with disorders of sleepiness and sleeplessness.