Petrache Lab

Lab News

The Lab woud like to welcome Tsering Palmo to the lab!

Thank you to the students who learned with us this summer! We hope that you learned a lot during your time here!

The lab would like to thank Karina Serban for her years of hard work and we wish her luck in Florida!
The lab would like to thank Isabelle Echelman for her work in the Serban Lab. We wish her luck in her future endevers! 

Current Projects 

  • Ceramide Induced destruction in Emphysema
  • Lung Repair by Tetraspanin Interacting Protein IGSF3
  • Biomarkers for toxic and health effects of e-cigarette vaping on human distal lung
  • Ceramide mediates COVID-19 vascular injury and ARDS
  • Pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension in COPD

Lab Resources & Services

The Petrache lab is located on the National Jewish Health Campus, on the 8th floor of the Goodman building.

Our lab employs complementary and translational approaches of studying disease models, including access to local and regional research cores.
National Jewish Core Labs
CU Anschutz Core Labs

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Lab Members

  • Irina Petrache, MD, PI
  • Joanna Poczobutt, PhD
  • Matthew Justice, PhD
  • Tsering Palmo, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate 
  • Nicholas Egersdorf, BA, Senior Lab Researcher
  • Betty Dubois, MS, Lab Researcher
  • Tanner Rivera, MS, Lab Researcher Technician

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All NLM Publications             All Google Scholar Publications

Goel K, Egersdorf N, Gill A, Cao D, Collum SD, Jyothula SS, Huang HJ, SaulerM, Lee PJ, MajkaS, Karmouty-Quintana H, Petrache I. Characterization ofpulmonary vascularremodeling and MicroRNA-126-targets in COPD-pulmonaryhypertension. RespirRes. 2022 Dec 15;23(1):349. doi:10.1186/s12931-022-02267-4. PMID: 36522710; PMCID: PMC9756782.

Guntur VP, Nemkov T, de Boer E, Mohning MP, Baraghoshi D, Cendali FI, San-Millán I, Petrache I, D'Alessandro A. Signatures of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Impaired Fatty Acid Metabolism in Plasma of Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). Metabolites. 2022 Oct 26;12(11):1026. doi:10.3390/metabo12111026. PMID: 36355108; PMCID: PMC9699059.