The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute

The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) is a multidisciplinary center devoted to health care study. Since 1960, research activities at the Providence Portland Medical Center-based EACRI have resulted in life-saving and cost-saving treatment for patients with heart disease, cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.

Bahjat Laboratory

My research group is interested in understanding the signals that regulate the expansion and function of CD8+ T cells, and why seemingly healthy, normal T cells would be rendered incapable of killing their intended target. The laboratory utilizes models of microbial infection to elicit a robust, well-characterized T cell response.