Regenerating the lung: harnessing the untapped potential of AT2 cells

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GRAthletes in CAMB: Coral Kasden competes at 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru

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November 19, 2019

Runny noses, body aches, and chills – dreaded signs that the flu season is upon us. The cough, however, remains one of the most painful flu symptoms and is a clear indication that the influenza virus has successfully invaded the lungs. Though the lungs provide critical protection from environmental insults, they are also highly susceptible to injury caused by influenza. Fortunately, the lungs have a remarkable ability to regenerate in response to infection and disease. Damage to the lung often results in loss of alveolar type 1 (AT1) cells, which make up the majority of the lung epithelial surface and mediate oxygen and carbon dioxide gas exchange. Regene...

November 27, 2018

As non-academic careers for biomedical scientists gain in popularity, certificate programs offer exciting opportunities to acquire academic and practical experience in diverse fields of study. One such program is the Certificate in Law. A subset of the Master in Law program offered by the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the certificate program allows students to expand their understanding of legal concepts and practices. Students receive their certification after successful completion of four courses at Penn Law, including the required foundational course “Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Methods (LAWM 511).” At no extra cost to CAMB students, th...

August 25, 2018

Dr. Melike Lakadamyali joined the Penn community in early 2017 after moving her lab from the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona to the Perelman School of Medicine. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology, with a joint appointment in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Dr. Lakadamyali is affiliated both with the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Groups.

Dr. Lakadamyali completed her Ph.D. in physics at Harvard University with Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, whose lab developed super-resolution STORM microscopy. For her thesis work, Dr. Lakadamyali developed live-cell imaging te...

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