Faculty

The Pediatric Pulmonary and Vascular Biology (PVB) faculty are basic scientists and physician-scientists from four pediatric divisions working in partnership.

Philip W. Shaul, M.D.
Professor, Vice Chair of Research
Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary and Vascular Biology
Lowe Foundation Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care Research
Interests: Caveolae-lipid rafts, membrane-associated estrogen receptors, nitric oxide synthase, scavenger receptor class B-Type I (HDL receptor), and signaling by C-reactive protein

Rashmin C. Savani, M.B.Ch.B.
Professor and Division Director, Neonatal/Perinatal
Associate Division Director, Pediatric Pulmonary and Vascular Biology
The William Buchanan Chair in Pediatrics
Interests: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic lung disease, inflammation, lung injury, surfactant, and role of hyaluronan in tissue injury 

Carolyn Cannon, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
Interests: Pathogenesis of pulmonary infection in the lungs of patients with CF and the development of novel therapies to treat these infections

Michelle Gill, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Interests: General infectious diseases, immunity, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Chieko Mineo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatric PVB
Interests: Vascular biology and atherosclerosis

Michihisa Umetani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric PVB and Pharmacology
Interests: Oxysterols, nuclear receptor biology, and vascular disease