Making or Breaking the Lungs: Fibroblasts in Alveolar Development and Fibrosis
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, UNC School of Medicine
Director, Program for Rare and Interstitial Lung Disease, Children's Research Institute and Marsico Lung Institute
Dr. Hagood is a pediatric pulmonologist specializing in rare lung disease. His "Lung Repair Lab" studies the molecular regulation of fibroblast phenotypes in pulmonary fibrotic disease and lung alveolarization. He also studies the roles and regulation of Thy-1, a critical modulator of cellular phenotype, and epigenetic/epigenomic alterations in lung development and disease, as well as targeted therapy for diffuse lung diseases.