Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
   Tulane University School of Medicine
   1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-38
   New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2699
   Telephone: (504) 988-5150
Deborah E. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Research Interests:

- Molecular mechanisms of pulmonary fibrogenesis

The broad interest of our laboratory is to characterize the biochemical and molecular mechanisms that mediate fibroproliferative lung disease and lung cancer. We are using the well-characterized inhaled asbestos model of lung injury as a paradigm for inducing the initial events that lead to fibrogenesis after a single exposure or carcinogenesis upon continued exposure. We are also exploring the potential of adult stem cells to ameliorate lung injury through cellular differentiation and growth factor/cytokine secretion.

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Deborah E. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
1430 Tulane Ave., SL-38
New Orleans, LA 70112 


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000