Yang Zhou, Ph.D Awarded Funding for Research on Lung Injury and Repair

Yang Zhou, Ph.D was awarded $2,043,028 in R01 funding for Targeting Chi3l1 And Its Receptors In Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome-Associated Lung Disease from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute. Dr. Zhou is currently an Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology (Research) at Brown University. His research interests are directed towards understanding the immunopathogenesis of lung injury and repair. His recent research plans are aimed at dissecting the mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, and Type 2 immunity, specifically the roles of a Chitinase-like protein and its receptors, intracellular receptor trafficking pathways, and innate immunity in disease progress. His long-range research goals are to identify the immune and cellular responses that mediate lung injury and repair responses and to identify specific molecular targets that can be targeted in the treatment of related disorders.