Meet the Experts

We interviewed researchers at the forefront of various respiratory research areas ranging from asthma to toxicology! In this interview series we chat with researchers about topics such as the current state and future of their respective field and what its like starting a lab.

Dr. Loren Wold

The Wold lab studies the effects of E-cigarette use on the cardiovascular system, and the effects of dust from the collapsed World Trade Center on first responders in a preclinical model. We sat down with him to learn more about his research and get his thoughts on the state of inhalation toxicology research.

Dr. Harry Karmouty-Quintana

Learn what Dr. Harry Karmouty-Quintana , a scientist at the forefront of the preclinical idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) research field, has to say about his research and the current state and future of the field

Dr. Jessica Oakes& Dr. Chiara Bellini

Drs. Oakes & Bellini are PIs at Northeastern University. Their research focuses on the pulmonary and cardiovascular consequences of inhaled cannabis. They are at the forefront of preclinical respiratory research for cannabis!

Dr. Andrew Halayko

The Halayko lab focuses on the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma and is at the forefront of preclinical asthma research. We sat down with Dr. Halayko to learn more about his work and get his thoughts on the current state and future of asthma research.

Dr. Ian Davis

Dr. Davis is PI in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at The Ohio State University. Research in the Davis lab is focused on the pathophysiologic effects of pulmonary viral infections. Learn more about his work in this interview!

Dr. Laura Crotty Alexander

Dr. Crotty Alexander is an associate professor of medicine at UCSD. Research in her lab is focused on studying the impact of E-cigarettes on airway inflammation and innate immune function. Learn more about her work in this interview!

Dr. Vera Krymskaya

Dr. Vera Krymskaya is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The Krymskaya lab focuses on rare and common lung diseases from pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) to asthma. Learn more about her work in this interview!

Dr. Carolyn Baglole

Dr. Carolyn Baglole is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University. Her laboratory focuses on how chronic lung diseases such as COPD are associated with environmental exposures, particularly cigarette smoke. 

Dr. Sathish Venkatac-halem

Dr. Venkatachalem’s lab focuses on lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, and pulmonary hypertension. This group is leading the research on elucidating the role of sex steroids in lung diseases like asthma.

Dr. Jeroen Vanoirbeek

Dr. Jeroen Vanoirbeek is a research Associate Professor at KU Leuven. His interests are occupational and environmental exposure assessment and toxicology, with a special focus on experimental lung immune toxicology.  Learn more about his work in this interview!