D’Armiento Lab

Principal Investigator

The goal of the D’Armiento Lab is to develop insight into lung physiology and pathology by understanding the mechanisms altering lung injury and repair, and translating these findings into practical clinical solutions. Our studies focus on the role of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in normal physiology and in human disease integration in both in vitro and in vivo approaches. The laboratory also is uniquely situated to characterize the molecular changes in the study of smoke-induced injury and disease so as to identify potential therapeutic targets for smoke-induced disease processes. Dr. D'Armiento also is principal investigator of the LAMLab - The Center for LAM and Rare Lung Diseases at Columbia University.