USF Dr. Taylor-Clark aims to make sense out of how airway nerves respond to their environment

USF Dr. Taylor-Clark aims to make sense out of how airway nerves respond to their environment

USF Dr. Taylor-Clark aims to make sense out of how airway nerves respond to their environment

In his laboratory at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Dr. Taylor-Clark studies the role of defensive, or nociceptive, sensory nerves in health and disease. Using a combination of electrophysiology, imaging and molecular biology techniques, he investigates how these peripheral nerves, which stimulate organs and penetrate nearly all the body’s tissues, sense their environment. That includes sensory nerve response to external stimuli, like extreme heat or cold, inhaled pollutants or a source of injury, and internal stimuli, such as inflammation, infection or organ damage.

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