Bronchial hyperreactivity in asthma. Effects of viral infection on airway function. Regulation of airway mucous secretion and vascular permeability.
Dr. Boushey’s goal is to develop ways of curing and preventing asthma. His research takes advantage of new methods for detecting viruses and bacteria to examine relationships among the allergens and bacteria found in the environment, bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, the function of the immune system, and the development of asthma.