AGOLD Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Faculty members from the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Sciences will be available to mentors.

Name of Mentor Faculty TitleResearch Interest
Bowler, Russell P., M.D., Ph.D. Professor Genetics and proteomics of COPD
Downey, Gregory, M.D. Professor

Acute Respiratory Inflammation and Failure Fibrotic Lung Diseases

Daya, Michelle, PhDAssistant ProfessorDivision of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine
Evans, Christopher, Ph.D. Associate Professor Airflow Disease and Acute Respiratory Inflammation and Failure
Flores, Sonia C., Ph.D. Professor HIV viral protein-pulmonary endothelial cell interactions and viral disease pathogenesis
Gignoux, Christopher, Ph.D. Associate Professor Human evolution and epidemiology
Grayck, Eva, M.D. Professor Acute Respiratory Inflammation and Failure Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
Holguin, Fernando, M.P.H. Associate Professor Airway Disease
Janssen, William, M.D. Associate Professor Alveolar macrophages; metabolic reprogramming
Julian, Colleen, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDivision of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine
Lange, Ethan, Ph.D. Professor Statistical methods to genetic data, linkage analysis
Lange, Leslie, Ph.D. Professor Genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and classical biostatistics
Lozupone, Catherine, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Biological/metabolic properties of individual bacteria and host interactions
Maier, Lisa, M.D. Professor Genetic, genomic, epigenetic and exposure predictors of chronic beryllium disease (CBD) and sarcoidosis
Phang, Tzu-Lip, M.S., Ph.D. Associate Professor Microarray and next generation sequencing data analysis
Reisdorph, Nichole, Ph.D. Associate Professor Applying mass spectrometry approaches to projects that may lead to new information and are of therapeutic relevance to human diseases
Riches, David Ph.DProfessor Acute Respiratory Inflammation & Failure and Fibrotic Lung Diseases
Schmidt, Eric, MDAssociate ProfessorThe laboratory focuses on the mechanisms underlying sepsis and septic organ injury, with particular interest in the role of glycosaminoglycans (such as heparan sulfate) in the onset, propagation, and resolution of septic lung, kidney, and brain injury.
Schwartz, David A., M.D. Professor and Chair of Medicine Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ; Effects of microbiome on the innate immune system
Sharma, Sunita, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor Airway Disease
Sucharov, Carmen, PhDProfessorThe goal of the research group is to identify mechanisms of heart failure in the pediatric population, focusing on transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation, mitochondria function and metabolic dysfunction
Taylor, Matt, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Hereditary cardiomyopathies
Torres, Raul M., Ph.D. Professor Pulmonary macrophage regulation of inflammation
Tuder, Rubin M., M.D. Professor Cellular mechanisms of COPD; cigarette smoke-induced oxidative stress
Vladar, Eszter, PhDAssistant ProfessorMucociliary epithelial dysfunction and its in chronic inflammatory airway conditions like cystic fibrosis, asthma and COPD
Weiser-Evans, Mary, Ph.D. Professor Defining the molecular signaling mechanisms regulating SMC function in the setting of vascular fibroproliferative diseases
Johnson, Randi, Ph.D., M.P.HAssistant Professor

Multi-omics integration to characterize genetic influences on metabotypes of type 1 diabetes progression

Vladar, Eszter, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Chronic airway diseases


This is a program supported by NHLBI and hosted on campus but not a University program.