- Alveolar Epithelial Cells
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Lung Cell Biology
- Oxidative Stress
Education & Training
- University of Lodz (Poland), MSc, Environmental Biology
- University of Lodz (Poland), MSc, Physiology-Genetics
- University of Lodz (Poland), PhD, Genetics
- Center for Genome Research, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University
- Webb-Waring Institute for Cancer, Aging and Antioxidant Research, University of Colorado Denver
Protective role of antioxidant defense systems against alveolar cell injury.
Molecular mechanisms involved in the alveolar epithelial cells response to injury; Cancer cell biology
Teaching or Professional Positions
2010-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health
2008-2010: Instructor, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health
2003-2004: Adjunct, University of Lodz (Poland)
2003: Assistant, University of Lodz
Affiliations with the University of Colorado Denver
2011-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
Society of Toxicology
DNA Repair Group
National Society of Laboratory Diagnosticians in Poland
Awards & Recognition
2007: Medical University of Lodz Award, 2005: Ministry of Health Award
2005: University of Lodz Award
2000: Ministry of Environment Award
1998: University of Lodz Medal
1999: University of Lodz Medal
Messier E.M, Mason R.J, Kosmider B., Efficient and rapid isolation and purification of mouse alveolar type II epithelial cells, Experimental Lung Research, 2012 (38): 363-373.
Kosmider B, Messier EM, Janssen WJ, Nahreini P, Wang J, Hartshorn KL, Mason RJ. Nrf2 protects human alveolar epithelial cells against injury induced by influenza A virus. Respir Res. 2012 Jun 6;13(1):43.
Kosmider B, Messier EM, Chu HW, Mason RJ. Human alveolar epithelial cell injury induced by cigarette smoke. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e26059. Epub 2011 Dec 7.
Kosmider B, Anuels SA, Evenberg D, Zyner E, Bahmed K, Osiecka R, Ochocki J. Structure-activity relationship and apoptosis induction in A549 cells by the potential anticancer compound cis-bis(3-aminoflavone)dichloroplatinum(II). Drug Research. 2010;60(3):149-56.
Kosmider B, Loader JE, Murphy RC, Mason RJ.Apoptosis induced by ozone and oxysterols in human alveolar epithelial cells. Free Radic Biol Med. 2010 Jun 1;48(11):1513-24. Epub 2010 Feb 26.