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Jack A Elias, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtzwitz Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Research Interests

Asthma; Emphysema; Fibrosis; Inflammation; Internal Medicine; Lung; Pulmonary Fibrosis; Cytokines; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Lung Injury; Acute Lung Injury

Jack A. Elias, M.D. is the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Professor of Immunobiology and Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Pulmonary). Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas USA and raised in Philadelphia, he received his undergrad and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He did his Internship and Junior Residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center and a Senior Residency and Fellowships in Allergy and Immunology and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the...

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Farida Ahangari, MD

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Pulmonary)

After graduating Medical School in Iran, Dr. Ahangari started working as a researcher at QIMR (Queensland Institute of Medical Research) in Australia, where she studied cancer biology and ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated Protein). Currently, she is working on animal models of pulmonary fibrosis, atherosclerosis and obesity to define the role of Chi3l1 (BRP-39/YKL-40) and Chitotriosidase in the pathogenesis of these diseases.

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