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Daniel Croft, M.D., M.P.H.Daniel Croft, M.D., M.P.H.
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Medicine

Research Interest: Health effects of air pollution, with a current focus on the contribution of air pollution to individuals suffering from respiratory viral infections
David Dean, Ph.D.David A. Dean, Ph.D.
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Pediatrics
Dean Lab

Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of gene delivery and development of gene therapies for lung disease
Alison Elder, Ph.D.Alison Elder, Ph.D.
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Environmental Medicine
Elder Lab

Research Interest: Toxicology of inhaled ultrafine particles (UFPs) on the lung, cardiovascular and central nervous system
Fabeha Fazal, Ph.D.Fabeha Fazal, Ph.D.
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Pediatrics
Fazal Lab

Research Interest: Role and regulation of actin-myosin interactions in endothelial cell (EC) inflammation, permeability, and apoptosis icute and chronic lung injury
Jacob Finkelstein, Ph.D.Jacob N. Finkelstein, Ph.D.
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Pediatrics
Finkelstein Lab

Research Interest: Delineating the role of alveolar epithelium in modulating the pulmonary injury response to physiological and toxicological stimuli, including oxidant induced signaling in the pulmonary epithelium and macrophages, and epithelial production of mediators that regulate inflammatory functions of macrophages.
Steve Georas, M.D.Steve Georas, M.D.
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Medicine
Georas Lab

Research Interest: Defining molecular pathways by which allergens and particulates activate epithelia and dendritic cells in the lung immune system
Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.
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Medicine
Jin Lab

Research Interest: Molecular regulation of vascular endothelial function
Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.
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Environmental Medicine

Research Interest: Community outreach and engagement, role of science in public decision-making
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
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Environmental Medicine
Lawrence Lab

Research Interest: Delineating mechanisms by which environmental exposures during different life stages alter immune function; discovering how environmental factors modulate epigenetic programming of the developing immune system, and the consequences of these changes on susceptibility to infectious, allergic, or autoimmune disease later in life.
Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D.Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D.
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Urology
Yi-Fen Lee Lab

Research Interest: Extracellular vesicles (Evs), Exosomes, for their roles in cancer development, progression and response to treatment in Urology cancers.
Augusto Litonjua, M.D., M.P.H.Augusto A. Litonjua, M.D., M.P.H.
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Medicine
Pediatrics

Research Interest: Investigating factors that both increase and decrease the risk of developing asthma, wheezing, and allergic disorders in childhood
Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.
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Pediatrics
Mariani Lab

Research Interest: Genetic mechanisms of susceptibility to chronic lung diseases, focusing on developmental antecedents and influence of environmental factors.
Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.
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Microbiology & Immunology
Martinez-Sobrido Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Research Interest: Molecular biology, immunology, and pathogenesis of negative-stranded viruses (Influenza viruses, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Metapneumovirus, Arenavirus, Thogoto virus, Ebola virus, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus), positive-stranded viruses (Dengue virus, SARS coronavirus, Hepatitis virus), and RNA and DNA (cytomegalovirus and vaccinia virus)
Matthew McGraw, M.D.Matthew McGraw, M.D.
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Pediatrics
McGraw Lab

Research Interest: Epithelial injury and abnormal repair in pediatric and adult lung disease
Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.
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Public Health Sciences

Research Interest: Smoking Cessation in special populations, Technology/Web Assisted Risk Behavior Intervention and Dissemination of effective interventions to physician practices
Ravi Misra, Ph.D.Ravi Misra, Ph.D.
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Pediatrics

Research Interest: Understanding mechanisms of pathology in common inflammatory conditions of children
Michael O'Reilly, Ph.D.Michael A. O'Reilly, Ph.D.
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Pediatrics
O'Reilly Lab

Research Interest: Understanding how an aberrant oxygen environment at birth disrupts development of the lung and heart, leading to persistent functional changes over the lifespan.
Günter Oberdörster, D.V.M., Ph.D.Günter Oberdörster, D.V.M., Ph.D.
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Environmental Medicine
Elder Lab

Research Interest: Biokinetics, Effects and Mechanisms of Inhaled Micro- and Nano- Particles: Dosimetry, Risk Extrapolation and Risk Assessment
Deborah Ossip, Ph.DDeborah J. Ossip, Ph.D
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Public Health Sciences

Research Interest: Behavioral medicine and outcomes management include tobacco use and smoking interventions, obesity prevention and exercise
Luke Peppone, Ph.D.Luke Peppone, Ph.D.
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Surgery
Orthopaedics

Research Interest: The use of nutritional supplementation and exercise to treat the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its related treatment
Arshad Rahman, Ph.D.Arshad Rahman, Ph.D.
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Pediatrics
Arshad Rahman Lab

Research Interest: Endothelial cell biology and lung physiology as it relates to molecular analysis of signal transduction and gene regulation in the lung epithelium.
Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.
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Environmental Medicine
Irfan Rahman Lab

Research Interest: Redox signaling mechanism of Proinflammatory gene expression in pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory lung diseases caused by environmental toxicants.
Matthew Rand, Ph.D.Matthew D. Rand, Ph.D.
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Environmental Medicine
Rand Lab

Research Interest: Mechanisms of toxicity of the environmental contaminant and neurotoxicant methylmercury (MeHg), defining MeHg effects on early life development of neural and muscular systems at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels using invertebrate and mammalian models, and detailed characterization of MeHg metabolism and elimination kinetics in humans.
Isaac Sundar, Ph.D.Isaac K. Sundar, Ph.D.
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Environmental Medicine
Irfan Rahman Lab

Research Interest: Circadian disruption, Cigarette smoke-induced chromatin modifications, cellular senescence and DNA damage/repair
Martha Susiarjo, Ph.D.Martha Susiarjo, Ph.D.
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Environmental Medicine
Susiarjo Lab

Research Interest: Studying epigenetic mechanisms underlying environment-induced adverse pregnancy and developmental outcomes, including how endocrine-disrupting chemicals change maternal health, mammalian reproduction, and the expression and function of imprinted genes.
Ronald Wood, Ph.D.Ronald W. Wood, Ph.D.
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Research Interest: Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology; Substance Abuse; Inhalation Toxicology; Medications for Urologic Disorders (urge incontinence, interstitial cystitis, pain)
Xinping Zhang, B.Med., Ph.D.Xinping Zhang, B.Med., Ph.D.
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Orthopaedics
Zhang Lab

Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of skeletal repair in bone loss due to traumatic injury, tumor and bone graft.