Stijn P. De Langhe

National Jewish Health, USA


Stijn De Langhe, graduated from Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium in 1998 and received his Ph.D. degree from the same university in 2005, for his research performed at the Children?s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine of USC. After continuing his Postdoctoral studies at the Children?s Hospital Los Angeles in the lab of Dr. Saverio Bellusci, he moved to the National Jewish Health in Denver, the number 1 respiratory hospital in the USA, in 2007, where he is currently an Assistant Professor in pediatrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Cell, Stem Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Langhe?s key scientific interests include lung development, lung stem cells and lung regeneration, with a primary focus on Wnt and Fgf signaling in lung epithelial-mesenchymal crosstalk. He has produced novel, groundbreaking results, such as the identification of the mesenchymal progenitors for lung airway smooth muscles and uncovering the role of Wnt- and Fgf-signaling in their amplification and differentiation. His work has started to identify stem cell niches in the adult lungs, which are involved in homeostasis and repair after injury.

Biography Updated on 16 September 2012

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