- Interstitial Lung Diseases
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Viral Infections
- Innate Immunity
- Lung Injury and Repair
- Oxidant Injury
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Viral Infections
Education & Training
- Trinity College (Hartford, CT), BS
- Case Western Reserve Medical School (Cleveland, OH), MD
- Harvard Medical Service, Boston City Hospital, Intern / Resident
- National Heart and Lung Institute (Bethesda, MD), Clinical Associate, Molecular Disease Branch
- National Heart and Lung Institute (Bethesda, MD), Chief Resident
- Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Disease Research. Biology of alveolartype II epithelial cells. Lipogenesis in alveolar type II cells. Response of alveolar epithelial cells to viral infections and environmental stress.
Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Disease
Teaching or Professional Positions
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Graduate Faculty, University of Colorado Denver
Affiliations with the University of Colorado Denver
Professor of Medicine
American Society for Clinical Investigation
American Association of Professors
American College of Physicians
American Physiologic Society
American Society of Virology
American Society of Cell Biology
Awards & Recognition
Scientific Achievement Award, American Thoracic Society, 2000
National Advisory Council NHLBI
Cetalie and Marcel Weiss Chair in Pulmonary Disease Advisory Council NHLBI, NIH, 2001-2006
NIH Merit Award Recipient
Wang, J., Edeen K.E., Manzer, R., Chang Y., Wang S., Chen X., Funk C.J., Cosgrove G.P., Fang X., Mason R.J. Differentiated human alveolar epithelial cells and reversibility of their phenotype in vitro. Am J RespirCell Mol Biol. 2007, Jun: 36(6): 661-8.
Mossel E., Wang J., Jeffers S., Edeen K.E., Wang S., Cosgrove G.P., Funk C.J., Manzer R, Miura T.A., Pearson L.D., Holmes K.V., Mason R.J. SARS-CoV replicates in primary human alveolar type II cell cultures but not in type I-like cells. Virology. 2008; 372:127 35.
Kosmider B., Loader J.E., Murphy R.C., Mason R.J.. Apoptosis induced by ozone and oxysterols in human alveolar epithelial cells. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2010 Jun 1:48(11):1513-24.
Wang J., Nikrad M.P., Phang T., Gao B., Alford T., Ito Y., Edeen K.E., Travanty E.A., Kosmider B., Hartshorn K., Mason R.J. Innate Immune Response to Influenza A Virus inDifferentiated Human Alveolar Type II cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print].
Ito Y., Ahmad A., Kewley E., Mason R.J. Hypoxia Inducible Factor Regulates Surfactant ProteinExpression in Alveolar Type II Cells in vitro. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print].
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