Division of Biology and Medicine
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Yang Zhou

Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology


My primary research interests are directed towards understanding the immunopathogenesis of lung injury and repair. I have interrogated the roles of a chitinase-like proteinĀ and its receptors in a variety of lung diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis. My future research plans are aimed at dissecting the common mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis, specifically the role of intracellular receptor trafficking pathways in disease progress. My long-range research goals are to identify the immune and cellular responses that mediate lung injury and repair responses and to identify specific molecular targets that can be targeted in the treatment of related disorders.