What do we do? The Program in Cell Biology is a Division in the Department of Pediatrics. Its mission is to foster and support cutting-edge basic and translational research into the biology and physiology of lung cells, innate and adaptive immune cells, and the signaling pathways that regulate their function.
The Division is comprised of 15 full time primary faculty members with wet lab-based multi-disciplinary research programs focused broadly on lung injury, inflammation, cell biology, immunology, development, remodeling, repair and lipid mediator biology. These specialties have translational connections to acute lung injury, asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and lung cancer. Several faculty members from the Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy/Immunology Divisions, as well as the Departments of Medicine and Biomedical Research have secondary appointments in the Program in Cell Biology.
The Program in Cell Biology is led by David W.H. Riches, Ph.D.