Lung Biology 2017-11-29T12:07:52+00:00

Lung Biology

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.

NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Patricia FinnMedicine
Yulia KomarovaCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Yuru liuCellular and Molecular PharmacologyWe 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. MalikCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases . I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Richard D. MinshallCellular and Molecular PharmacologyCaveolae, transcytosis, vascular inflammation and thrombosis, vascular remodeling, pathological angiogenesis, diabetic wound healing
Viswanathan NatarajanCellular and Molecular PharmacologyAreas of Interest: Endothelial Permeability; Bioactive Lipid Mediators in lung inflammation and injury; Mitochondria in lung cancer
De-Ann M. PillersPediatricsSensory neurobiology, muscular dystrophy, causes/consequences premature birth, developmental origins disease, molecular evolution, genetics
Kishore WaryCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMy laboratory investigates the underlying molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development and disease