Cindy J. Bachurski, PhD

Director, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology Elective Rotation, University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine

Director, High School Senior Summer Internship Program, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Director, Excellence in Science Education and Learning (ExSEL) II Program, PATHWAYS to Health Careers, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-8918

Fax: 513-636-7868


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Cindy Bachurski, PhD, is an associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation (CCRF) and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Bachurski's laboratory studies transcriptional control of the establishment and maintenance of the pulmonary Type II cell. She uses sophisticated transgenic mouse technology and molecular and biochemical analysis methods to ask mechanistic questions about transcription factor interactions during lung development, and in response to injury.

Dr. Bachurski has a long-term interest in mentoring young scientists. She organized a Research Explorer Scout Troop for high school students (1997 to 2001). She is currently the director of the Summer Internship Program at Cincinnati Children's, for graduating high school students to work with clinician-mentors. She also co-chairs the Cincinnati Children's High School Science Symposium honoring outstanding, local high school students and their teachers.

She is an active member of the Cincinnati Children's Women's Faculty Association where she has chaired several committees, organized workshops on Mentoring, and the Faculty Development page for the Cincinnati Children's web site.

Starting in the summer of 2008, Dr. Bachurski also directs the ExSELII program in which the best students from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded ExSEL program are invited to work full time on a mentored research lab project for 9 weeks in the summer. Click here to access the HHMI summer programs.

Education and Training

PhD: Microbiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1990.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1990 to 1992.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Pulmonary Biology, Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, 1992 to 1994.


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HHMI Precollege Outreach Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions. Cincinnati Children's Liaison. Mentoring Community Outreach Grant. Sep 2007- Aug 2012.

Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. Cincinnati Children's Liaison.
National Institutes of Health. Aug 2009 - Mar 2014. #U54RR025216-01.