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Faculty research spotlight: Philippe Haouzi, MD, PhD

About the Investigator

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Philippe Haouzi

Philippe Haouzi, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Area of research focus

Research on countermeasures against chemical threats affecting the civilian population in the United States

Summary of work

Chemical threats are toxic agents that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage or shipping. They include traditional chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, pharmaceutical-based agents, and pesticides.

The scope of our research includes candidate identification and characterization, through optimization and demonstration of in vivo efficacy.

We are currently repurposing existing therapeutics against chemical threats of interest for different agencies of the U.S. government (cyanide and opioids).

New and noteworthy

Our research has been supported by federal funding for the last several years and continues to develop toward FDA approval of new medications against cyanide intoxication, for instance.

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