Our research focuses on the epithelium lining the distal airspaces of the lung known as the alveolar epithelium and addresses key gaps in our understanding of normal alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) progenitor potential/differentiation and disruption in disease.

My research program is focused on characterizing the molecular basis of alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) function and phenotype in the context of lung injury, repair and fibrosis.

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  • 7:30AM-8:30AM: Continental breakfast 8:30AM-8:35AM: Welcome Laura Mosqueda, MD Interim Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC University of Southern California 8:35AM-8:45AM: Introduction Zea Borok, MD Hastings Professor, Department of Medicine Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Director, Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Keck School of......

  • Over 150 researchers affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) gathered on March 9, 2018 at the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Conference Center to attend the 2nd HCPR Symposium, The Pulmonary Challenge: From Development to Disease. The symposium was organized by Drs. Zea Borok and Amy Ryan (Firth). The event highlighted recent advances in the fields of lung development, and lung stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, and included nationally recognized investigators from medical schools and research institutes from across the county. They were welcomed by Laura Mosqueda, MD, Interim Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Zea Borok, MD, Director of the Hastings Center, Hastings Professor and Ralph Edgington Chair in Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Keck School....