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Susan Banks-Schlegel, Ph.D., joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 1986. Dr. Banks-Schlegel is a Senior Scientific Advisor, Airways Biology and Disease Branch, in the Institute's Division of Lung Diseases. Dr. Banks-Schlegel oversees the division's genetics of asthma and cystic fibrosis programs. Her areas of research interest are in asthma genetics and cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Banks-Schlegel received a Ph.D. in microciobiology from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois in 1973. She received an M.S. from Northwestern University School of Medical Technology in 1969. Dr. Banks-Schlegel is the author or coauthor of 63 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals.
Areas of expertise: cystic fibrosis, asthma genetics.
October 19, 2012
NHLBI launches program on early cystic fibrosis lung disease
Researchers will study pre-symptomatic lung disease in infants and young children with cystic fibrosis (CF), under a new grant program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Results could reveal how CF develops, which in turn could lead to interventions that delay or prevent disease progression. The studies also could provide critical information to help resolve competing theories on the origin and progression of CF-associated abnormalities