Daren L. Knoell
Professor and Chair
Pharmacy Practice and Science
A214 Parks Hall


  • Host Defense
  • Innate Immunity
  • Micronutrient Metabolism
  • Lung Injury

Professional Interests

Daren Knoell's laboratory investigates lung epithelial cell behavior during normal cell function, wound remodeling, and disease pathogenesis. The majority of the lab’s investigation begins with primary human lung cell culture models exposed to conditions that simulate inflammatory stress. They then focus on the identification of key biochemical events (drug targets) that promote inappropriate lung cell function in order to apply our discoveries to better understanding patient disease predisposition and develop innovative therapeutic strategies to prevent lung disease.


  • 2004 Research Career Development Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)


  • PharmD, 1989, University of Nebraska

Recent Publications