Anne-Karina Perl, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
During her postdoctoral training in Dr Whitsett’s lab, Dr. Perl pioneered the field of conditional mice in the lung and became a faculty member at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2002. Early work from Dr. Perl focused on epithelial lung progenitor cells and their role in development and repair. Over the last decade she has used several transgenic mouse models and pharmacological approached to assess the role of interstitial alveolar fibroblasts in alveolarization and alveolar regeneration. Her current focus is on the role of alveolar fibroblasts in lung development injury and repair using multiple transgenic mouse and injury models.