Chronic Deseases and Inflammation

Assessing the capacity for adult lung regeneration

Assessing the capacity for adult lung regeneration

The ability of tissue is highly variable across species with many amphibians regenerating tails, limbs and even eyes.

In humans this capacity is more limited, although this varies from one tissue to another. The lungs regenerative capacity is now recognised to be much more rapid than previously thought even in the adult human.

Professor Geoff Laurent, together with Dr Cecilia Prêle and Dr Andrew Lucas are investigating the molecular and cellular cues that drive regenerative lung growth and how they differ in young verses ageing lungs. Understanding the mechanisms of this growth and its capacity in humans will open up transformational research programmes that may allow us to cure chronic lung diseases that are currently seen as untreatable.

To get involved or for more information, contact the Research Leader.

 

Assessing the capacity for adult lung regeneration was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak

Research Leaders

E/Prof Geoff Laurent

BSc PhD FRCP (Hon) FRCPath FMedSci

Board Member

geoff.laurent@uwa.edu.au
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E/Prof Geoff Laurent was last modified: June 12th, 2017 by Sarah Cermak

Dr Andrew Lucas

Senior Research Fellow

andrew.d.lucas@resphealth.uwa.edu.au
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Dr Andrew Lucas was last modified: December 20th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak

Dr Cecilia Prêle

BSc (Hons), PhD

Head of Tissue Repair Group

cecilia.prele@resphealth.uwa.edu.au
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Dr Cecilia Prêle was last modified: April 7th, 2017 by Sarah Cermak

Assessing the capacity for adult lung regeneration was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by Sarah Cermak