One of the missions of the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University is to improve the healthcare of all children through ongoing basic science and clinical research. Below is a selected list of publications from members of the Rare Lung Disease team:

Horani A, Ustione A, Huang T, Firth AL, Pan J, Gunsten SP, Haspel JA, Piston DW, Brody SL. Establishment of the early cilia preassembly protein complex during motile ciliogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Feb 6;115(6):E1221-E1228. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1715915115. Epub 2018 Jan 22. PMID: 29358401; PMCID: PMC5819421.

Horani A, Brody SL. Frequenting Sequencing: How Genetics Teaches Us Cilia Biology. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2019 Oct;61(4):403-404. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2019-0103ED. PMID: 30951371; PMCID: PMC6775949.

Brennan SK, Molter D, Menezes MDunsky K, Leonard D, Lieu J, Hirose K, Hazan G, Horani A, Ferkol T, Brody SL. Implementation of a screening tool for primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in a pediatric otolaryngology clinic. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Dec 31;142:110586. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110586. PMID: 33388601.

Kitcharoensakkul M, Kau AL, Bacharier LB, Goss CW, Beigelman A. Using only a subset of pneumococcal serotypes is reliable for the diagnosis of specific antibody deficiency in children: A proof-of-concept study. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2019 May;30(3):392-395. doi: 10.1111/pai.13026. Epub 2019 Feb 11. PMID: 30681739; PMCID: PMC6488433.