The goal of the Ambroggio Lab is to improve the health of children through improved diagnostic methods for common serious infections. The specific focus of the lab is to improve the care of children with pneumonia by developing better detection methods for pathogen etiology and more sensitive imaging techniques to detect pneumonia. This will allow clinicians to more accurately prescribe effective pharmacotherapy.

We are pursuing these goals through research in ultrasonography and metabolomics which will permit the identification of candidate biomarkers that can ultimately be translated to the bedside for rapid pathogen identification.