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Lisa Miller- BS, PhD
Associate Professor
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 7546


Research Focus

Lung development, mucosal immunology, chemokine biology, allergy & asthma

Specialty Focus



1986 BS Animal Physiology, University of California, Davis
1992 PhD , University of California, Davis

Honors and Awards

1994-1997 NIH National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship
1993-1994 NIAID Immunology Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine
1992-1993 NHLBI Pulmonary Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Davis

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Early immune events in childhood asthma, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NHLBI

Co-Investigator, Pulmonary effects of environmental oxidant pollutants, Dallas Hyde (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIEHS

Principal Investigator, Development of molecular biomarkers to measure environmentally induced immune responses, (Principal Investigator), EPA

Principal Investigator, Role of Epithelium in Airway Immunity, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NHLBI

Co-Investigator, California Regional Primate Research Center, Barry Klein (Principal Investigator), NIH/NCRR

Principal Investigator, Persistent Immune Effects of Wildfire PM Exposure During Childhood Development, (Principal Investigator), Air Resources Board

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2011 Capitanio JP, Miller LA, Schelegle ES, Mendoza SP, Mason WA, Hyde DM Behavioral Inhibition Is Associated With Airway Hyperresponsiveness but not Atopy in a Monkey Model of Asthma Psychosom Med,
  • Link Icon 2010 Maniar-Hew K, Postlethwait EM, Fanucchi MV, Ballinger CA, Evans MJ, Harkema JR, Carey SA, McDonald RJ, Bartolucci AA, Miller LA Postnatal episodic ozone results in persistent attenuation of pulmonary and peripheral blood responses to LPS challenge Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol,
  • Link Icon 2010 Evans MJ, Fanucchi MV, Miller LA, Carlson MA, Nishio SJ, Hyde DM Reduction of collagen VII anchoring fibrils in the airway basement membrane zone of infant rhesus monkeys exposed to house dust mite Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol,
  • Link Icon 2009 Miller LA, Gerriets JE, Tyler NK, Abel K, Schelegle ES, Plopper CG, Hyde DM Ozone and allergen exposure during postnatal development alters the frequency and airway distribution of CD25+ cells in infant rhesus monkeys Toxicol Appl Pharmacol,
  • Link Icon 2007 Seshasayee D, Lee WP, Zhou M, Shu J, Suto E, Zhang J, Diehl L, Austin CD, Meng YG, Tan M, Bullens SL, Seeber S, Fuentes ME, Labrijn AF, Graus YM, Miller LA, Schelegle ES, Hyde DM, Wu LC, Hymowitz SG, Martin F In vivo blockade of OX40 ligand inhibits thymic stromal lymphopoietin driven atopic inflammation J Clin Invest,
  • Link Icon 2007 Plopper CG, Smiley-Jewell SM, Miller LA, Fanucchi MV, Evans MJ, Buckpitt AR, Avdalovic M, Gershwin LJ, Joad JP, Kajekar R, Larson S, Pinkerton KE, Van Winkle LS, Schelegle ES, Pieczarka EM, Wu R, Hyde DM Asthma/allergic airways disease: does postnatal exposure to environmental toxicants promote airway pathobiology? Toxicol Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2006 Avdalovic MV, Putney LF, Schelegle ES, Miller L, Usachenko JL, Tyler NK, Plopper CG, Gershwin LJ, Hyde DM Vascular remodeling is airway generation-specific in a primate model of chronic asthma American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2006 Lin CY, Boland BC, Lee YJ, Salemi MR, Morin D, Miller LA, Plopper CG, Buckpitt AR Identification of proteins adducted by reactive metabolites of naphthalene and 1-nitronaphthalene in dissected airways of rhesus macaques Proteomics,
  • Link Icon 2005 Chou DL, Daugherty BL, McKenna EK, Hsu WM, Tyler NK, Plopper CG, Hyde DM, Schelegle ES, Gershwin LJ, Miller LA Chronic aeroallergen during infancy enhances eotaxin-3 expression in airway epithelium and nerves Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol,
  • Link Icon 2005 Miller LA, Hurst SD, Coffman RL, Tyler NK, Stovall MY, Chou DL, Putney LF, Gershwin LJ, Schelegle ES, Plopper CG, Hyde DM Airway generation-specific differences in the spatial distribution of immune cells and cytokines in allergen-challenged rhesus monkeys Clin Exp Allergy,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2008 Plopper CG, Smiley-Jewell SM, Miller LA, Fanucchi MV, Evans MJ, Buckpitt AR, Avdalovic M, Gershwin LJ, Joad JP, Kajekar R, Larson S, Pinkerton KE, Van Winkle LS, Schelegle ES, Pieczarka EM, Wu R, Hyde DM: Primate models of allergic asthma, Kay AB et al, (ed), Allergy and Allergic Diseases, London. Chapter 54.

2008 Hyde DM, Miller LA, Schelegle ES, Fanucchi MV, Van Winkle LS, Tyler NK, Avdalovic MV, Evans MJ, Kajekar R, Buckpitt AR, Pinkerton KE, Joad JP, Gershwin LJ, Wu R, Plopper CG: Chronic airway disease in nonhuman primates, N.F. Voelkel and W. MacNee, (ed), Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases, Hamilton. 235-268.

2003 Miller, LA: Development of the Pulmonary Immune System, R. Harding, K. Pinkerton, C. Plopper, (ed), The lung: Development, aging and the environment, London, U.K. .