Understanding the causes of nasal obstruction

Understanding the causes of nasal obstruction

The mission of the Nasal Physiology and Therapeutic Center is to study the interplay between nasal airflow, nasal obstruction, loss of smell and nasal sinus disease. Since the main physiological function of the nose is the passage of airflow, conditioning that airflow and sensing the odor within the flow (smell), it is important to understand one major question – how does the nose recognize and meet these functions? By exploring the answer to this question, our aim is to better understand what causes nasal obstruction, leading to a better understanding of the nature of nasal sinus disease and ultimately optimizing treatments or surgical options for nasal sinus disease.

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Our Nasal Physiology and Therapeutic Research Team

Nasal Physiology and Therapeutic Research Team
  • Kai Zhao, PhD
  • Brad Otto, MD
  • Bhakthi Deshpande, MA, clinical research coordinator
  • Chengyu Li, PhD, post-doctoral researcher
  • Kanghyan Kim, BS

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