UVA Lung Injury and Transplant Research Labs

The Lung Injury and Transplant Research Labs in the Department of Surgery are comprised of a diverse team of clinicians and researchers dedicated to helping patients through the advancement of basic and translational research as well as the training of Residents, PostDocs, and Students. Our lab utilizes both in vivo and in vitro models to study clinically relevant issues including: lung ischemia-reperfusion injury after transplant, organ preservation, ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), in vivo lung perfusion (IVLP) as a surgical treatment of ARDS, dermal burn wounds, and organ injury after cardiopulmonary bypass.

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Team

Our diverse team of professionals consist of Professors of Surgery and Current Residents.

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Projects

Our lab studies mechanisms of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), methods to detect IRI, and identifying therapeutic strategies to prevent IRI after lung transplantation. Our studies explore the role of innate immune cells, alveolar epithelial cells, endothelial cells, and pro- or anti-inflammatory mediators.

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Training

We take pride in the research training we provide to residents, postdocs and students in our lab. We usually have several undergraduate or medical students in the lab at any given time along with residents or postdocs.

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