Tracey Bonfield, PhD, D(ABMLI)

Contact Information

10900 Euclid Ave. BRB 822

Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone:  216-368-4558

Fax: 216-368-4223



Tracey Bonfield, PhD, D(ABMLI)

Director of the CTSC Bioanalyte Core and the Lung Infection and Inflammation Modeling Core

Assistant Professor


  • Division: Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology


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.

Research Interests:

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

Her laboratory focuses on understanding chronic lung inflammation in the context of atopic disease or infection. Their models are pre-clinical from the bench to the bedside for diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary disease and allergy/anaphylaxis. They 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.