Susan E. Wert, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary Biology, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology, Perinatal Institute

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4297

Fax: 513-636-7868


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Clinical Interests

Structural morphology of the lung; tissue responses to acute and chronic lung injury; morphogenesis of the lung and the origin of pulmonary malformations; use of transgenic mouse models to study mechanisms of lung development, cytodifferentiation, injury and repair in the lung; development of molecular markers for the study of respiratory epithelial cell differentiation and for cell lineage studies; image analysis and morphometry

Research Interests

Lung development, injury and repair as it pertains to molecular morphology (gene and protein expression in situ); ultrastructure, and histopathology of the developing and adult lung; the histopathology of the human lung as it relates to interstitial lung disease, especially to genetic disorders of surfactant dysfunction in the neonatal and pediatric population

Education and Training

PhD: Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Perinatology, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1988-1991.


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Transcriptional Control of Respiratory Epithelial Progenitor Cells. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  Sep 2007 - Sep 2011. #5R01HL090156-02.