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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Patricia SimePatricia Sime, M.D.
MC 3-6433
Phone: (585) 275-4861

Conducting clinical and translational toxicology research focusing on the lung, from studies of silica and radiation in lung fibrosis, to the effects of biomass and cigarette smoke exposure on lung inflammation and resolution pathways, to identifying key pathophysiologic pathways and developing novel therapeutics for lung inflammation and fibrosis.


Matthew KottmannMatthew Kottmann, M.D.
Director of the UR Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care

Thomas ThatcherThomas Thatcher, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor

Technicians and Staff

Karen ClarkKaren Clark, LPN
Human Subject Research Coordinator II

Ryan CloughRyan Clough
Technical Associate

Emma GuilfoyleEmma Guilfoyle
Laboratory Technician

Betty LydaBetty Lyda, B.S., RRT
Sr. Human Subject Research Coordinator

Wade NarrowWade Narrow
Technical Associate

Graduate Students

Tyler BellTyler Bell
Graduate Student

Parker DuffneyParker Duffney
Toxicology Graduate Student

Using specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators to treat altered immune response to influenza seen after cigarette smoke exposure

Mackenzie PalmerMackenzie Palmer
Graduate Student

Ashley RackowAshley Rose Rackow
Graduate Student

Investigating the dysregulation of metabolic pathways which contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiac and pulmonary fibrosis