Edward E. Morrisey, Scientific Director of the IRM, Appointed Director of New Penn Center for Pulmonary Biology

PHILADELPHIA — Edward E. Morrisey, PhD, a professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, is the inaugural director of the Penn Center for Pulmonary Biology, a new center bridging basic and translational research programs on airway health at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Limber Lungs: One Type of Airway Cell Can Regenerate Another Lung Cell Type

Thursday, April 16, 2015 –

PHILADELPHIA – A new collaborative study describes a way that lung tissue can regenerate after injury. The team found that lung tissue has more dexterity in repairing tissue than once thought. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, including co-senior authors Jon Epstein, MD, chair of the department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Brigid L.M Hogan, Duke Medicine, along with co-first authors Rajan Jain, MD, a cardiologist and instructor in the Department of Medicine and Christina E. Barkauskas, also from Duke, report their findings in Nature Communications.