Kaganov Research Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering Seminar: Lung stem cells and Wnts in health and fibrosis
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bryan Research 103
Tushar Desai, MD
Dr. Desai is a pulmonary physician-scientist who studies the basic biology of lung alveolar development, maintenance, and repair. He investigates how proliferation and differentiation of the alveolar epithelial type II (AT2) stem cell is regulated and how these stem cells can participate in diseases like lung adenocarcinoma and IPF. Dr. Desai is also interested in harnessing the regenerative capacity of lung stem cells for the treatment of diseases like cystic fibrosis and IPF.