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NHLBI in the Press
Fifty years of advancement into an ever-greater understanding of lung illnesses have whet the interest of the NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) in precision medicine.
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Research Feature
It is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 16 million people, but for many Americans, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, still remains a mystery. That’s why in 2017, at the request of Congress, the NHLBI led a year-long, multi-team effort to figure out what it would take to relieve the burden of this...
Jackson Heart profile of Faren White
Long before graduating high school, Faren White had been thinking about a career in health, thanks to a program of the Jackson Heart Study called SLAM, short...
Jackson Heart profile of Jared Taylor
Jared Taylor, M.D., knew as a high school student that he wanted to pursue a career in health care and serve the Jackson, Mississippi community where he grew up...
Jackson Heart profile of Marshala Lee
When she became a Jackson Heart Study scholar in 2003, Marshala Lee, M.D., M.P.H., quickly found herself immersed in some of the most troubling health issues of...

Principal Investigator

Cynthia Dunbar
Cynthia E. Dunbar, M.D.
Senior Investigator

Team Members

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Seth Linde
Senior Lab Technician
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Aylin Bonifacino M.S.
Lab Manager
Stephanie Sellers
Stephanie Sellers B.S.
Lab Manager
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Allen Krouse B.S.
Scientific Support Staff
David Young
David Young M.D. Ph.D.
Staff Clinician
Chuanfeng Wu
Chuanfeng "Joy" Wu M.D. Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
So Gun Hong
So Gun Hong D.V.M.
Staff Scientist and Veterinarian
Yifan Zhou
Yifan Zhou M.Sc.
Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Xing Fan
Xing Fan M.D. Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow
Shiqin Yu
Shiqin "Judy" Yu
Biologist
Aisha Aljanahi
Aisha Aljanahi B.S.
Graduate Student
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Stefan Cordes M.D. Ph.D.
Clinical Fellow
Taehoon Shin
Taehoon Shin Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow
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Theresa Engles
Research Assistant
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Ryland Mortlock B.S.
Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
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Richard Lozano B.S.
Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
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Byung Chul-Lee D.V.M. Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow
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Justin Golomb
Lab Technician
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Larissa East
Staff Assistant