The Michael Hsieh Lab IN THE DEPARTMENT OF UROLOGY
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Ruminating on the
great eaters

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Watching biology
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Studying the
microbial-host
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Understanding
internal scarring

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Innovative approaches to biological barriers

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Our Mission

Our laboratory is interested in how microbial-triggered inflammation protects against pathogens and yet can paradoxically harm the host through secondary effects such as tissue fibrosis and carcinogenesis. The genitourinary tract is our model system. We are examining anti-pathogenic inflammation induced by bacteria such as uropathogenic E. coli. Chronic infection-mediated tissue fibrosis and carcinogenesis are being studied using models of Schistosoma haematobium. Through our research, we seek to better understand microbial-triggered inflammation and harness its potential for human benefit.

Besides studying the basic biology of genitourinary inflammation and infection, we are also collaborating with the CHARM lab at Stanford to develop better minimally invasive surgical techniques for children with conditions predisposing them to urinary tract infections.

We are part of the Stanford Department of Urology and an affiliated member of the Bio-X, Stanford Immunology, and Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection interdisciplinary programs at Stanford. More »

Lab News

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Recent Blog Entries

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