Biology of the Lung: A Multidisciplinary Program

The Pulmonary Center provides training through a T32 program that has been continuously funded by the NIH for 45 years, Biology of the Lung: A Multidisciplinary Program (NIH T32 HL007035). The T32 program was initiated by Gordon Snider, MD, Jerry Brody, MD, and Carl Franzblau, PhD, in 1976. It is currently directed by Co-PIs David M. Center, MD, and Joseph P. Mizgerd, ScD. For the next iteration, bringing us to our 50th year, leadership will be by Co-PIs Joseph P. Mizgerd, ScD, and Darrell N. Kotton, MD. Training is provided for basic, translational, and clinical scientists in lung biology and pulmonary disease. Major emphases are pulmonary immunity and respiratory infection, lung development and regenerative medicine, and biomedical data sciences which includes computational and systems biology, epidemiology, health services research, and implementation science. Training is provided for PhD students (predoctoral), PhD postdocs, and MDs in sub-specialty fellowships including but not limited to Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Allergy and Immunology.

T32 faculty mentors include:
Emelia Benjamin, MD
Markus Bosmann, MD, PhD 
Christopher S. Chen, MD, PhD 
Felicia Chen, MD 
Daniel Cifuentes, PhD
Andrew Emili, PhD
Rachel Fearns, PhD
Alan Fine, MD
Rachel Flynn, PhD 
Mark Grinstaff, PhD
Naomi Hamburg, MD
Finn Hawkins, MD
Karen Jacobson, MD, MPH
Yang Jin, MD, PhD
W. Evan Johnson, PhD
Matthew Jones, PhD
Darrell Kotton, MD
Marc Lenburg, PhD
Giovanni Ligresti, PhD
Nina Lin, MD
PJ Maglione, MD, PhD
Sarah Mazilli, PhD
Joseph Mizgerd, ScD
Gustavo Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD
Elke Muhlberger, PhD
Joanne Murabito, MD
George O’Connor, MD, MS
Valentina Perissi, PhD
Lee Quinton, PhD
Richard Saitz, MD
Avrum Spira, MD MS
Bela Suki, PhD
Xaralabos Varelas, PhD
Allan Walkey, MD, MS
Renda Soylemez Wiener, MD
Andrew Wilson, MD