Aerobiology Core at the Integrated Research Facility

Major Areas of Research

  • Large- and small-particle generation and characterization
  • Sampler characterization
  • Plethysmography acquisition and analysis
  • Aerosol route of entry comparison
  • Exposure chamber characterization
  • Decontamination and operation of gloveboxes
  • BSL-4 operational (when approved)
  • Aerosol manufacturing and customization to optimize efficiency

Cross sectional view through the containment portion of the Class III biosafety cabinet

Cross sectional view through the containment portion of the Class III biosafety cabinet.

Credit: NIAID

Researcher adjusting some parameters and preparing for an upcoming inhalational challenge using a large particle aerosol generator

Researcher adjusting some parameters and preparing for an upcoming inhalational challenge using a large particle aerosol generator.

Credit: NIAID

The aerosol management platform, aerodynamic particle sizer, and real time plethysmography equipment incorporated together for use prior to an inhalational study

The aerosol management platform, aerodynamic particle sizer, and real time plethysmography equipment incorporated together for use prior to an inhalational study.

Credit: NIAID
Content last reviewed on July 21, 2014