Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy Research Activities

Faculty Research Interests:

Kristina Bailey, M.D.

Hesham Basma, Ph.D.

  • Lung stem cells

Pulmonary Studies/Stem Cell Lab

Tricia LeVan, Ph.D.

  • Genetic & pathogen influences on respiratory diseases
  • Functional genomic studies involving gene regulation and single nucleotide polymorphisms
  • Gene by environment association studies.

LeVan Research Lab

Xiang-de Liu, M.D.

  • Airway fibrosis
  • Lung stem cells

Pulmonary Studies/Stem Cell Lab

Jill Poole, M.D

  • Agriculturally-induced airway diseases

Poole Research Lab

Joe Sisson, M.D. Division Chief

  • Regulation of Ciliary Motility
  • Cilia Proteomics
  • Mucociliary Clearance
  • Alcohol Effects on Airways

Sisson Research Lab

Stephen Rennard, M.D.

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
  • Clinical therapeutic trials, and cellular mechanisms of
  • Smoking cessation
  • Airway cell biology
  • Epithelial cell inflammatory cell interactions
  • Airway repair, and mechanisms of peribronchiolar fibrosis
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage

Rennard Research Lab

Debra Romberger, M.D.

  • Agriculture & Environmental Lung Disease
  • Airway repair mechanism
  • Clinical pulmonary problems including smoking cessation and pulmonary rehabilitation/airway disease including bronchiolitis obliterans

Romberger Research Lab

Todd Wyatt, Ph.D.

  • Airway epithelial cell function under physiologic and disease conditions

Wyatt Research Lab

Forging New Frontiers in Pulmonary Research
Dr. Basma and Dr. Liu
Dr. Hesham Basma, Ph.D. and Xiang-de Liu, M.D.

Our laboratory focuses on the cellular mechanisms that underlie altered tissue structure in lung disease, particularly with regard to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  more...

Durham Research Center I
Room 1004N, 12pm-1pm

Conference schedule coming soon!