22/04/2013 - 12:00 - Sala Charles Darwin

Autophagy: Friend or foe in COPD?

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Augustine Choi

Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston (MA) USA

Augustine Choi, from the Department of Medicine of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, USA, is interested in the regulation and function of cytoprotective molecules in the pathogenesis of lung and vascular tissue injury and repair. His research interests focus on the study of the signalling pathways whereby cytoprotective molecules exert anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and anti-proliferative actions. He has extensively examined the molecular regulation/signalling pathways and function of anti-oxidant enzymes in a variety of in vitro and in vivo models of lung diseases. He has also interests in using genomic approaches to identify candidate genes relevant to the pathogenesis of lung diseases, in particular ARDS/sepsis and COPD. He has been invited by Esther Barreiro (IMIM).