Department of Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Director of Research, California National Primate Research Center
Dr. Miller the Associate Director of Research for the California National Primate Research Center and Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her research program is focused on investigating the short and long-term impact of environmental exposures (air pollution, allergens, microbes) on development of pulmonary and immune system function. Dr. Miller works with both cell culture and animal models to understand the molecular determinants of susceptibility in the human infant that initiate pediatric airways disease and lead to chronic pulmonary disorders in adulthood. An important goal of her research in wildfire health outcomes is to identify early life mechanisms that direct pathogenesis of lung disease, which will determine predictive biomarkers for diagnostics and ultimately, preventative therapies.