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

Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 7546


Research Focus

Lung development, mucosal and developmental immunology, allergy & asthma, environmental immunotoxicology

Specialty Focus

Anatomy, Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine


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

Co-Principal Investigator, Role of Epithelium in Airway Immunity, Lisa Miller/Reen Wu (Principal Investigator), NIH

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

Co-Investigator, Immune Effects of Episodic Ozone and PM Exposure During Childhood Development, Fern Tablin (Principal Investigator), Health Effects Institute

Co-Principal Investigator, Role of Helicobacter Pylori in the Pathogenesis of Childhood Asthma, Lisa Miller/Jay Solnick (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Co-Principal Investigator, Host-Microbe Cross-Talk and Pregnancy Outcomes, Subcontract to Cincinnati Childrens (Claire Choughnet, PI) (Principal Investigator), Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Co-Principal Investigator, Controlling Allergen-Specific Th2-Type Responses by Targeting DC Surface Lectins, PI of subcontract to Baylor University (Sangkon Oh, PI) (Principal Investigator), NIH

Co-Principal Investigator, Balance of Th17 Cells and Regulatory T Cells in Candidal Colonization in Human Vaginal Tissue and Pregnant Macaques, Subcontract to Cincinnati Childrens (Margaret Hostetter, PI) (Principal Investigator), Gates Foundation

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Kallapur SG, Presicce P, Senthamaraikanna P, Alvarez M, Tarantal AF, Miller LM, Jobe AH, Choughnet CA Intra-Amniotic IL-1ß Induces Fetal Inflammation in Rhesus Monkeys and Alters the Regulatory T Cell/IL-17 Balance J. Immunol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Murphy SR, Schelegle ES, Miller LA, Hyde DM, Van Winkle LS Ozone Exposure Alters Serotonin and Serotonin Receptor Expression in the Developing Lung Toxicological Sciences,
  • Link Icon 2013 Maniar-Hew K, Clay CC, Postlethwait EM, Evans MJ, Fontaine JH, Miller LA Innate Immune Response to LPS in Airway Epithelium is Dependent Upon Chronological Age and Antecedent Exposures American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology,
  • Link Icon 2012 Plopper CG, Joad JP, Miller LA, Schelegle ES, Fanucchi MV, Van Winkle LS, Tyler NK, Avdalovic MV, Evans MJ, Lasley WL, Buckpitt AR, Pinkerton KE, Tarkington BK, Davis S, Nishio SJ, Gershwin LJ, Wu R, Hyde DM Lung effects of inhaled corticosteroids in a rhesus monkey model of childhood asthma Clinical & Experimental Allergy,
  • Link Icon 2012 Murphy SR, Schelegle ES, Edwards PC, Miller LA, Hyde DM, Van Winkle LS. Postnatal exposure history and airways: oxidant stress responses in airway explants American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology,
  • Link Icon 2012 Moore BD, Hyde D, Miller L, Wong E, Frelinger J, Schelegle ES Allergen and ozone exacerbate serotonin-induced increases in airway smooth muscle contraction in a model of childhood asthma Respiration,
  • Link Icon 2012 Avdalovic MV, Tyler NK, Putney L, Nishio SJ, Quesenberry S, Singh PJ, Miller LA, Schelegle ES, Plopper CG, Vu T, Hyde DM Ozone exposure during the early postnatal period alters the timing and pattern of alveolar growth and development in nonhuman primates The Anatomical Record,
  • Link Icon 2011 Sun Y-H, Reid B, Fontaine JH, Miller LA, Hyde DM, Mogilner A, Zhao M Airway epithelial wounds in rhesus monkey generate ionic currents that guide cell migration to promote healing Journal of Applied Physiology,
  • Link Icon 2011 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 2011 Chou DL, Gerriets JE, Schelegle ES, Hyde DM, Miller LA Increased CCL24/eotaxin-2 with postnatal ozone exposure in allergen-sensitized infant monkeys is not associated with recruitment of eosinophils to airway mucosa Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology,

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: Ontogeny of the Pulmonary Immune System, R. Harding, K. Pinkerton, C. Plopper, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, London, U.K. .