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Timothy Starner

Associate Professor,  Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone: +1 319 335 7265
Email: timothy-starner@uiowa.edu


BS, Psychology, Colorado State University
BS, Biological Sciences, Colorado State University
MD, Medicine, University of Colorado HSC
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Iowa
Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonary, University of Iowa


Primary: Pediatrics

Centers and Program Affiliations

Research Interests

asthma, cystic fibrosis, disease resistance, pediatrics, peptide

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Research Summary

My clinical and research interests include asthma, cystic fibrosis, innate immunity of the lung, and interactions between antimicrobial peptides and bacteria.

Recent Publications

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  1. The air-liquid interface and use of primary cell cultures are important to recapitulate the transcriptional profile of in vivo airway epithelia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 300(1):L25-31, 2011. [PubMed]
  2. Cystic fibrosis pigs develop lung disease and exhibit defective bacterial eradication at birth. Sci Transl Med 2(29):29ra31, 2010. [PubMed]
  3. Pseudomonas aeruginosa rugose small-colony variants have adaptations that likely promote persistence in the cystic fibrosis lung. J Bacteriol 191(11):3492-503, 2009. [PubMed]
  4. Disruption of the CFTR gene produces a model of cystic fibrosis in newborn pigs. Science 321(5897):1837-41, 2008. [PubMed]
  5. Subinhibitory concentrations of azithromycin decrease nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilm formation and Diminish established biofilms. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52(1):137-45, 2008. [PubMed]
  6. Modulation of airway inflammation by Haemophilus influenzae isolates associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. Proc Am Thorac Soc 3(6):482-3, 2006. [PubMed]
  7. Haemophilus influenzae forms biofilms on airway epithelia: implications in cystic fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174(2):213-20, 2006. [PubMed]
  8. Pathogenesis of early lung disease in cystic fibrosis: a window of opportunity to eradicate bacteria. Ann Intern Med 143(11):816-22, 2005. [PubMed]
  9. Haemophilus influenzae from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation induce more inflammation than colonizers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172(1):85-91, 2005. [PubMed]
  10. Lysozyme secretion by submucosal glands protects the airway from bacterial infection. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 32(6):548-52, 2005. [PubMed]