Editorial Board

Editorial Board

EDITOR DETAILS

Anil Mishra  

Research Interest:

Dr. Anil Mishra research implicated iNKT cells to the food and indoor insect allergens induce EoE and NKT cell neutralization as a possible future therapy of EoE and role of IL-15and IL-18 in pulmonary and gastrointestinal eosin inflammation and rIL-15 treatment strategy for airway hyperactivity and lung or other tissue fibrosis

Professor
Department of Medicine
Tulane University Medical Center
USA

Elsa M Reyes-Reyes  

Research Interest:

Dr. Elsa M Reyes-Reyes research interest is to elucidate gene-environment interactions leading to cancer and repetitive genetic elements in the mammalian genome and their role in genome plasticity and disease, and the characterization of diagnostic and prognostic cancer biomarkers. The other area of research focus has been in the development of novel and selective anticancer agents, especially for treating prostate, colon, breast, and lung cancers-common cancers for which better therapies are urgently needed

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Arizona
USA

Igor Zelko  

Research Interest:

Dr. Igor Zelko research expertise: Oxidative stress; Pulmonary arterial hypertension; Epigenetics; Gene expression; Pulmonary fibrosis

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Louisville
USA

Mauricio Rojas  

Research Interest:

  • Aging of stem cells and disease susceptibility
  • Development of anti-CXCR4 compounds to block breast cancer metastasis
  • Cell therapy for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Small molecules to prevent pulmonary fibrosis

Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
USA

Megha Talati  

Research Interest:

Dr. Megha Talati research interests include role inflammatory cells in pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension, right ventricular dysfunction and insulin resistance in PAH

Research Assistant Professor
Division of Allergy Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
USA

Rahul Kashyap  

Research Interest:

  • Severe Sepsis
  • Septic Shock
  • Patient outcome research
  • Acute lung injury (ALI)
  • Critical Care Syndrome Resolution
  • Sequential Organ Failure Scores
  • Disaster medicine
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Medical Informatics in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
  • Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI)
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke & TIA)

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
USA

Anthony J Courey  

Research Interest:

  • Genetic and clinical subtypes of COPD.
  • Role of PAI-1 and vitronectin in pulmonary fibrosis
  • Biomarkers

Clinical Interests:

  • Role of bedside ultrasound in the ICU
  • Mechanical ventilation in ARDS.
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Ventilator liberation impediments

Clinical Assistant Professor
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
USA

Pankaj Kumar Bhavsar  

Research Interest:

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Bhavsar research are to identify the molecular mechanisms which underlie the corticosteroid insensitivity observed in patients with severe asthma or COPD

Research Lecturer
Department Airway Disease
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London
UK

Sara De Matteis  

Research Interest:

Dr. Sara De Matteis research interests are focussed on occupational and environmental causes of respiratory diseases

Clinical Lecturer
Department of Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London
UK

Michael C Iannuzzi  

Research Interest:

Dr. Michael C Iannuzzi research interest is in the genetics of lung diseases and in particular, the disease sarcoidosis

Professor
Department of Medicine
SUNY Upstate Medical University
USA

Feng Qian  

Research Interest:

Dr. Feng Qian research interests on the mechanisms of leukocyte activation and pulmonary inflammatory diseases including asthmatic inflammation, sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In particular, we are interested in the role of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-mediated signaling transduction for regulation of neutrophil and macrophage activation and inflammatory diseases. Understanding these mechanisms would facilitate development of pharmacological agents useful in treating asthma, ALI, and ARDS. The research techniques commonly utilized include the use of several genetic mouse models, in vivo lung injury measurement, whole animal image system, several pathological analysis approaches, inflammatory product detection, and molecular mechanism analysis

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine,Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Ohio State University
USA

Ahmet Baydur  

Research Interest:

  • Respiratory Mechanics
  • Control of Ventilation
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Sarcoidosis

Professor
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
University of Southern California
USA

Nabeel Hamzeh  

Research Interest:

Dr. Nabeel Hamzeh research interests are focused on clinical and translational research in sarcoidosis and other granulomatous diseases

Associate Professor
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Department of Medicine
National Jewish health
USA

Ruxana T Sadikot  

Research Interest:

Dr. Ruxana T Sadikot research focused on defining the lung immune response and mechanism of lung injury.In particular her research is focused on defining the role of lipid mediators (prostaglandins) and superimmunoglobulin receptor TREM-1 in macrophages in resistant infections such as P.aeruginosa and also focused on developing novel nanomedicine approaches to modulate lung immune response

Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Emory University
USA

Robin Vos  

Research Interest:

Dr. Robin Vos clinical and research focusses on the pathophysiology and treatment of acute and chronic lung allograft rejection

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Belgium

Ali El Solh  

Research Interest:

  • Health care associated pneumonia
  • Morbid obesity in the intensive care unit
  • Sleep disordered breathing in cardiovascular disease

Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University at Buffalo
USA

Samantha M Yeligar  

Research Interest:

Research Interests: alcohol, HIV, hypertension, macrophage, oxidative stress, phagocytosis, bacterial killing, bacterial clearance, immunology, molecular biology, lung, liver, Kupffer cells, liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, cytokines, chemokines, inflammation, microRNA, glutathione, zinc, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma, hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha, NADPH oxidases, endothelin-1, lung barrier function, lung epithelial cells

Associate in Medicine
Department of Medicine
Emory University
USA

Mohamed Mansour  

Research Interest:

Dr. Mohamed Mansour research interests on medical applications of aerosolized particles, in the context of both delivery of medication and control of airborne infection, and also research involves innovative uses for the drug Precedex, for which holds a provisional patent for the use of Precedex in Atrial Fibrillation

Assistant Professor & Director of Rhinology
Department of Medicine
Stony Brook University Hospital
USA

Hooman Poor  

Research Interest:

Dr. Hooman Poor clinical and research interests are in pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
USA

Viranuj Sueblinvong  

Research Interest:

Dr. Viranuj Sueblinvong focus is to understand how extrinsic (i.e. alcohol) and intrinsic (i.e. age) factors could alter lung repair process following lung injury in mouse model and how these factors affecting lung microenvironment (i.e. lung fibroblast, lung matrix). A long term goal of our research is to develop a method to modify the changes in the lung to prevent exaggerate response to injury or "second hit"

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
USA

Manjula Karpurapu  

Research Interest:

Dr. Manjula Karpurapu research interests are broadly focused on macrophage inflammatory gene regulation during lung and vascular injury

Research Assistant Professor
Departement of Pulmonary Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
The Ohio State University
USA

Sanjay Kamboj  

Research Interest:

Dr. Sanjay Kamboj research on Polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
USA

Pierre Bou Khalil  

Research Interest:

Sleep Medicine; Pneumonia; ARDS; Asthma; Invasive and Non invasive ventilation

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
American University of Beirut-Medical Center
Lebanon

Richard Levi Lubman  

Research Interest:

  • Pulmonary alveolar epithelial cell biology
  • Human stem cell biology
  • Cell-matrix interactions by human embryonic stem cells
  • Cell-matrix interaction by alveolar epithelium in repair of lung injury
  • Regulation of intracellular pH and CO2 transport by alveolar epithelium

Associate professor
Department of Medicine University of Southern California
USA

Ragini Vittal  

Research Interest:

Dr. Ragini Vittal research focuse on the mechanisms underlying immune-mediated lung injury with emphasis on understanding epithelial injury and mesenchymal activation in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and chronic rejection occurring post-lung transplantation (Obliterative Bronchiolitis-OB)

Assistant Research Professor
Department of Medicine - Pulmonary Division
Indiana University School of Medicine
USA

Mark Jeffery Rumbak  

Research Interest:

Dr. Mark Jeffery Rumbak research on Critical Care Medicine

Professor
Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Pulmonary
University of South Florida College of Medicine
USA

Salah Zeineldine  

Research Interest:

  • Inflammatory serum biomarkers in COPD
  • Central Drive and perception of dyspnea in COPD
  • Hormonal role in the perception of dyspnea in women
  • Myocardial dysfunction in septic shock

Director
Department of Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory
American University of Beirut
Lebanon

William Gershan  

Research Interest:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Apparent life-threatening events in infancy
  • Resident interest in pursuing fellowship training
  • Pulmonary function testing in pediatrics

Chief and Director
Department of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
University of Minnesota
USA

Sergey Mikhailovich Efremov  

Research Interest:

  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Intensive care
  • Nutritional support in ICU
  • Respiratory support in cardiac ICU

ICU specialist
Research Institute of Circulation Pathology
Russian Federation

Kumar Ashutosh  

Research Interest:

  • Nitric Oxide in Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with COPD
  • Effect of Nandrolone Decanoate on Weaning Success in Ventilator Dependent Patients
  • Use of Arginine Supplementation in Rehabilitation of Patients with Emphysema
  • Correlates of obstructive sleep apnea and physical examination

Professor
Department of Medicine
State University of New York
USA

Seyedtaghi Takyar  

Research Interest:

Dr. Seyedtaghi Takyar research program is to determine the role of non-coding RNAs in lung pathologies

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
USA

Jianxun (Jim) Song  

Research Interest:

T Cells; Stem Cells; Cell Differentiation; Cancer; Infectious Diseases; Autoimmunity; Immunotherapy

Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
USA

Anna Nolan  

Research Interest:

  • Particulate Matter exposure and lung Injury
  • Dyslipedemia/Metabolic Syndrome and lung Injury
  • Innate Immunity in Sepsis
  • Sarcoidosis and Particulate Matter Exposure
  • Research Ethics
  • Research Subject Safety

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine and Environmental Medicine,Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep
NYU Langone Medical Center
USA

Antonello Nicolini  

Research Interest:

  • Non invasive ventilation
  • Sleep breathing related disorders
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary interstitial lung diseases
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Pneumonia

Director
Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center
Hospital of Sestri Levante
Italy

Marianna Zagurovskaya  

Research Interest:

Lung Cancer; Pulmonary Rheumatologic Congenital Interstitial Disease; Pleural Complications in Transplant

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Radiology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
USA

Alexander D Verin  

Research Interest:

Pulmonary Vascular Barrier Function; Endothelial Cytoskeleton; Kinases and Phosphatases In Endothelial Barrier Regulation

Professor
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
USA

Michael A Jantz  

Research Interest:

Lung Cancer and Thoracic Malignancies; Interventional Pulmonology; Diagnostic Bronchoscopy; Pleural Disease

Director
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Florida
USA