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Faculty in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine have expertise in several aspects of lung biology, including lung injury and the alveolar epithelium, hypoxia, particulate matter, intermediate filaments, influenza, cell signaling and cell metabolism. In addition, we have experts conducting translational and clinical research in areas such as pneumonia, airways disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma), adult cystic fibrosis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Pulmonary faculty act as mentors to pre- and post-doctoral fellows, who have access to cutting-edge laboratories while learning new and innovative laboratory techniques and methods.

Our faculty are currently involved in basic science and clinical investigation and have close collaborations with scientists throughout Northwestern, including the Cell and Molecular Biologyand the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

T32 Training Grant

The long-term goal of the Northwestern University Lung Sciences Training Program is to encourage bright, enthusiastic, well-trained, academically-oriented MDs and PhDs to pursue a career in pulmonary biology investigation.


Faculty members are involved in basic science and translational investigations that span the field of lung biology, including lung injury, hypoxia, aging, lung immunology, lung cancer, lung regeneration, particulate matter, intermediate filaments, pneumonia, proteostasis, inflammasome, cell signaling and cell metabolism.

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Research Centers and Programs

The division is among the leading groups in the field of lung biology research. Two recently funded NIH-program project grants and an NIH fellowship training grant incorporate multidisciplinary approaches with members of the division as well as with scientists from the Departments of Cell & Molecular Biology and Bioengineering.

Clinical Trials

View ongoing clinical trials related to pulmonary and critical care.


Read about the latest discoveries within our division.