Dean Sheppard, M.D.


Research Interests:
In vivo function of integrins and molecular basis of lung diseases

Dean Sheppard’s laboratory studies how cells respond to and modify their surroundings using receptors called integrins. They have found important roles for integrins in lung and kidney fibrosis, septic shock, acute lung injury, asthma and stroke and are testing drugs targeting integrins in animal models and in people affected by these diseases.

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