Christopher Royer, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Respiratory Diseases Unit
Associate Research Physiologist
California National Primate Research Center
Dr. Royer studies the development of lung defenses in the context of polluted inhalable environments. A major focus of the research is on critical factors affecting the lung innate defense system and how this translates to susceptibility to infection and development of obstructive lung diseases. This work relies on in vitro model systems of innate immune lung defense, airway epithelia, and in vivo models of early lung development.