Alfred Ayala

Professor of Surgery (Trauma) (Research)


Dr. Ayala's research interests include the assessment of the differential/pre-dispositional effectors of immune cell function that alter the host response to sepsis (both in the mature adult and/or neonate); the role of programmed cell death/apoptosis and/or the impact of select checkpoint proteins have on immune dysfunction observed following hemorrhage and/or sepsis; as well as selective examination of these processes/factors contributions to the development of acute lung injury resultant from shock and/or septic insults.