Innovation corner: Using digital body replicas to combat respiratory infections

For patients fighting dangerous lung infections, digital twins can help battle disease with data

By: Doug Bennett
Reinhard Laubenbacher stands with his team of researchers. Reinhard Laubenbacher, PhD, and his team are building a digital replica of the body’s immune response for respiratory infections to help future patients. The subjects are: Reinhard Laubenbacher, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Systems Medicine at UF Health; Timothy "T.J." Sego, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (also in the Laboratory for Systems Medicine); Daniel Cruz, PhD, postdoctoral associate; and Luis Sordo Vieira, PhD, assistant professor of medicine. Photo by Betsy Brzezinski