Tracey Bonfield, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
School of Medicine

Dr. Bonfield received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology from John Carroll University. She earned her master's degree in experimental pathology in 1987 and her doctorate of philosophy in immunopathology in 1991 from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bonfield received The American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology Certification in 2006. She has authored or co-authored 53 publications, 5 book chapters and several abstracts. 

Dr. Bonfield is also program director of the new Master's of Science in Regenerative Medicine & Entrepreneurship (RGME) at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine. 

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Lung Inflammation
  • Macrophage activation and control of inflammation
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • Hematopoietic Correction
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Allergy and Immunology, anaphylaxis

Dr. Bonfield's laboratory focuses on understanding chronic lung inflammation in the context of atopic disease or infection. The lab's models are pre-clinical from the bench to the bedside for diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary disease and allergy/anaphylaxis. The Bonfield team are innovative in technology and have very diverse directions in experimental directions. They traditionally have high school students, undergraduates, medical students, residents, interns and fellows as well as provide a resource for clinical faculty for their research interest.