The study of the lung in health and disease from cells to the organismic level. Research encompasses the gas exchange function of lungs at the level of epithelial cells, role of lung as an essential host-defense and immune organ, properties of the vasculature including endothelial cells lining blood vessels and vascular smooth cells in maintaining tissue homeostasis, and mechanisms of repair and tissue regeneration through identification of specific stem cell populations.
|Yuru liu||Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology||We use genetic models to study the mechanisms in the transition of type II cells to type I cells required for recovery from lung injury.|
|Asrar B. Malik||Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology||I study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases . I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.|
|Richard D. Minshall||Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology||Caveolae, transcytosis, vascular inflammation and thrombosis, vascular remodeling, pathological angiogenesis, diabetic wound healing|
|Viswanathan Natarajan||Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology||Areas of Interest: Endothelial Permeability; Bioactive Lipid Mediators in lung inflammation and injury; Mitochondria in lung cancer|
|De-Ann M. Pillers||Pediatrics||Sensory neurobiology, muscular dystrophy, causes/consequences premature birth, developmental origins disease, molecular evolution, genetics|