Immunology - Immunoregulation, Immunology - Inflammation, Microbiology/Infectious Diseases - Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases, Medicine - Pulmonary Diseases
Dr. Jane Deng is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine. A California native, she is a graduate of the Joint Medical Program at UC-Berkeley and UC-San Francisco, where she earned her M.S. and M.D. degrees, respectively. She then did her residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 2005. The Deng laboratory conducts research in the following areas: - Translational research in bacterial pneumonia and influenza infections. Specifically, we examine how the lung immune response to viral infections leads to increased risk of bacterial pneumonia. Collectively, influenza and bacterial pneumonia are the leading cause of death from infection in the U.S. and worldwide. - Epidemiology of infections in hospitalized patients. We have ongoing projects that are conducted by medical students and medical residents examining infectious complications of sepsis, liver failure, and respiratory viral infections. - Respiratory microbiome. In conjunction with the J. Craig Venter Institute, we are studying the human bacteriome and virome of the upper respiratory tract.