Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-38
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2699
Telephone: (504) 988-5150
Deborah E. Sullivan, Ph.D.
- Molecular mechanisms of pulmonary fibrogenesis
broad interest of our laboratory is to characterize the biochemical and
molecular mechanisms that mediate fibroproliferative lung disease and
lung cancer. We are using the well-characterized inhaled asbestos model
of lung injury as a paradigm for inducing the initial events that lead
to fibrogenesis after a single exposure or carcinogenesis upon
continued exposure. We are also exploring the potential of adult stem
cells to ameliorate lung injury through cellular differentiation and
growth factor/cytokine secretion.