Programs - Omics of Inflammatory Airway Diseases Career Development Program
Principal Investigator/Program Director: F. Sessions Cole, M.D.
Co-Program Directors: Michael Holtzman, M.D., Barak Cohen, Ph.D.
Research Trainee Support: 2 Junior Faculty
Inflammatory airway diseases (for example, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, and chronic bronchitis) cause significant morbidity and mortality in both children and adults. To discover new ways of diagnosing, treating, and preventing these serious lung diseases, this career development program will train two young pulmonary scientists each year to apply new analytic “omics” tools (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, computational modeling, and systems biology) to the study of lung diseases. These new tools will permit discovery of disease mechanism pathogenesis, novel pharmacological targets, disease biomarkers, and environmental disease triggers.