Welcome to the Alysandratos Lab!

The Alysandratos Lab’s mission is to advance our understanding of the inception of pulmonary fibrosis and identify druggable targets, with a specific focus on the alveolar epithelium. We believe that the poorly understood pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis, in part due to the lack of reliable human disease models, has been a major hurdle in developing effective therapies. To tackle this, we use patient-derived pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) to study the role of alveolar epithelial cells in initiating and perpetuating the fibrotic cascade with a goal of developing effective mechanistic therapies.

The Alysandratos Lab has openings for postdoctoral fellows – highly qualified applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Alysandratos for more information.