- BA, Biology, Brandeis University
- MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine
I am interested in mentoring and supporting students in my role as a national leader in Pediatric Drug and Device Development in the NIH sponsored Clinical and Translational Research Award program. I do not accept students for bench research at this time. My primary research interests involve the the role of inflammation and oxidants (from hyperoxia, inflammation, infection) in causing acute and chronic lung injury (leading to asthma, repeated pulmonary infections), retinopathy (leading to blindness) and neurologic injury (leading to cerebral palsy) in preterm and full term infants. Our group was the first one to give recombinant human antioxidants (Superoxide Dismutase) and recombinant human clara cell protein (in separate studies) to preterm infants which resulted in significantly reduced inflammation in the lung and improvements in pulmonary outcome.