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Title

Genetic Determinants of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Status

Open

Project Description

The overall goal of this line of research is to investigate inherited genetic factors that play a role in the development of pulmonary fibrosis.  The goal of this investigation is to identify a group of genetic loci and genes that play a role in the development of familial pulmonary fibrosis.  This will be accomplished by performing linkage in families with at least 2 or more cases of interstitial lung disease and a gene wide association study in patients with sporadic forms of pulmonary fibrosis, including asbestosis.  In addition, gene x environment studies will be pursued by examining the effects of asbestos, cigarette smoke, and viruses among those that are found to be genetically susceptible.

Mentor Name

Schwartz, David A.

Mentor Location

12631 East 17th Avenue, B178, Aurora, CO  80045

Mentor Contact Number

303-724-1783

Mentor Contact Email

david.schwartz@ucdenver.edu

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Medicine

Funding Department/Program

Medicine

Area of Study

Pulmonary and Critical Care

Populations

 

Method(s)

Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics

Disease or Symptom

Lung Disease; Smoking

Faculty/Lab Website

http://www.nationaljewish.org/cgeh

Display on public listings?

No

Attachments

Created at 6/23/2010 11:00 AM by Miller, Michael
Last modified at 12/5/2012 10:22 AM by Watts, Katie