Ganes C. Sen  PhD
Ganes C. Sen PhD
Staff
Interim Chair
seng@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-0636
Angela  Steitz  M.B.A.
Angela Steitz M.B.A.
Administrative Director
steitza@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-5427



Jean-Paul  Achkar  M.D.
Jean-Paul Achkar M.D.
Staff

achkarj@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-6513
web site

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Mark A. Aronica  M.D.
Mark A. Aronica M.D.
Staff

aronicm@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-3080
web site

Research Interests:
Asthma, extracellular matrix

Kewal  Asosingh  PhD, SCYM(ASCP)
Kewal Asosingh PhD, SCYM(ASCP)
Staff Scientist
Scientific Director of Flow Cytometry

asosink@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-0891
web site

Research Interests:
Asthma; Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; Mouse Models; Flow Cytometry; Vascular Biology; Bone Marrow Stem Cells; Pro-angiogenic Hematopoietic Progenitors; Endothelium; Extracellular Vesicles

William  M. Baldwin  M.D., Ph.D.
William M. Baldwin M.D., Ph.D.
Staff

baldwiw@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-2384
web site

Research Interests:
Cardiac and renal allograft rejection, vascular inflammation

Leslie  Bruggeman  Ph.D.
Leslie Bruggeman Ph.D.
Staff

bruggel@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 442-8516
web site

Research Interests:
Kidney disease; HIV-associated nephropathy; APOL1 biology; Podocyte biology and kidney development; Basement membranes and extracellular matrix biology; Eukaryotic gene regulation

Suzy  Comhair  Ph.D.
Suzy Comhair Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

comhais@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-6686
web site

Research Interests:
Asthma, Pulmonary Hypertension, Biomarker development, Biorepository, Primary cell culture

Gail A.M. Cresci  Ph.D.
Gail A.M. Cresci Ph.D.
Staff

crescig@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-8317
web site

Research Interests:
Nutrition; gut microbiota; gut dysbiosis; butyrate; short-chain fatty acids; intestine; liver; prebiotics; probiotics; synbiotics; liver; pathogens; antibiotics

Srinivasan  Dasarathy  M.D.
Srinivasan Dasarathy M.D.
Staff

dasaras@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-2980
web site

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Carol  de la Motte  Ph.D.
Carol de la Motte Ph.D.
Associate Staff
Interim Vice Chair

delamoc@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-5374
web site

Research Interests:
Inflammatory bowel disease; inflammation; leukocyte adhesion; platelet hyaluronidase; Human milk glycans; hyaluronan; intestinal protection; beta defensins; Salmonella infection;

Raed A. Dweik  M.D.
Raed A. Dweik M.D.
Staff
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Program

dweikr@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-6542
web site

Research Interests:
Nitric oxid; pulmonary hypertension; asthma

Serpil C. Erzurum  M.D.
Serpil C. Erzurum M.D.
Chair, Lerner Research Institute
Staff

erzurus@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-1222
web site

Research Interests:
asthma; pulmonary vascular disease; hypoxia; metabolism

Robert L. Fairchild  Ph.D.
Robert L. Fairchild Ph.D.
Staff

fairchr@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-3146
web site

Research Interests:
Skin disease, Skin and cardiac allograft rejection, T cell recruitment to inflammation in peripheral tissues

Samar  Farha  M.D.
Samar Farha M.D.
Staff

farhas@ccf.org
web site

Research Interests:
asthma; pulmonary vascular disease; hypoxia; metabolism

Claudio  Fiocchi  M.D.
Claudio Fiocchi M.D.
Staff

fiocchc@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-0895
web site

Research Interests:
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Crohn's disease; ulcerative colitis; animal models of IBD; mucosal T-cell death and survival; tolerance to gut microbiota; interactions between immune and non-immune cells; immune-driven angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis; intestinal fibrosis; intestinal myofibroblasts, extracellular matrix; systems biology; complex diseases

Brian  Gastman  M.D.
Brian Gastman M.D.
Staff

gastmab@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-2103
web site

Research Interests:
tumor immunology; suppressor cells; immune evasion; oncogenes; chemotherapy resistance

Neetu  Gupta  Ph.D.
Neetu Gupta Ph.D.
Associate Staff
Director, Center of Excellence in Lymphoid Malignancies Research

guptan@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-7455
web site

Research Interests:
Lymphocyte activation; Signal transduction; Membrane-cytoskeletal dynamics; Lymphoma; Autoimmunity; Inflammation; Cancer immunotherapy

Thomas A. Hamilton  Ph.D.
Thomas A. Hamilton Ph.D.
Staff
Interim Chair

hamiltt@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-6246
web site

Research Interests:
inflammation; cellular stress; mRNA decay; gene transcription; cytokines

Koji  Hashimoto  M.D.
Koji Hashimoto M.D.
Staff

hashimk@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-4669
 

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Gustavo A Heresi  M.D.
Gustavo A Heresi M.D.
Associate Staff

heresig@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-5327
web site

Research Interests:
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Duncan  Hite  MD
Duncan Hite MD
Staff

hited@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-2890
web site

Research Interests:
Surfactant deficiency and replacement strategies in ARDS and asthma

Andrei  Ivanov  Ph.D.
Andrei Ivanov Ph.D.
Staff

ivanova2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-5620
web site

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Trine N. Jorgensen  Ph.D.
Trine N. Jorgensen Ph.D.
Assistant Staff

jorgent@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-7454
web site

Research Interests:
Autoimmunity; Systemic lupus erythematosus; The role of type I interferon in autoimmunity; Gender differences

Satish C Kalhan  M.D.
Satish C Kalhan M.D.
Staff

kalhans2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-4225
web site

Research Interests:
asthma; pulmonary vascular disease; hypoxia; metabolism

Zizhen  Kang  Ph.D.
Zizhen Kang Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

kangz@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-8707
 

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Sumita  Khatri  M.D.
Sumita Khatri M.D.

khatris@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-6625
web site

Research Interests:
asthma; pulmonary vascular disease; hypoxia; metabolism

Jennifer  Ko  M.D., Ph.D.
Jennifer Ko M.D., Ph.D.
Staff

koj2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-5589
 

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Feng  Lin  Ph.D.
Feng Lin Ph.D.
Staff

linf2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-6637
web site

Research Interests:
Complement ; Innate immunity; Autoimmune diseases; transplant rejection; Stem cells; multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, posterior uveitis

Xiaoxia  Li  Ph.D.
Xiaoxia Li Ph.D.
Staff

lix@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-8706
web site

Research Interests:
TSignal transduction in innate and adaptive immunity

Michelle S. Longworth  Ph.D.
Michelle S. Longworth Ph.D.
Associate Staff

longwom@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-8082
web site

Research Interests:
Condensins; CAP-D3; genome organization; transcription; genome stability; enteric infection; inflammatory bowel disease; innate immune response

Kenneth  McCurry  M.D.
Kenneth McCurry M.D.
Staff

mccurrk@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9303
web site

Research Interests:
Heart surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant, heart-lung transplantation, aortic valve surgery, coronary artery surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, heart valve surgery, removal of cardiac tumors, reoperation valve surgery

Christine  McDonald  Ph.D.
Christine McDonald Ph.D.
Associate Staff

mcdonac2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7058
web site

Research Interests:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Crohn's disease; Anti-Bacterial Defenses; Skin Infection; NOD2; Innate Immunity; Autoinflammatory Disease; Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria; Diet; Microbes; Genetics

Jeannette  Messer  DVM, PhD
Jeannette Messer DVM, PhD
Assistant Staff

messerj3@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-7521
web site

Research Interests:

Booki  Min  D.V.M., Ph.D.
Booki Min D.V.M., Ph.D.
Staff

minb@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-3126
web site

Research Interests:
Foxp3+ regulatory T cells, chronic inflammation, autoimmunity

Laura  Nagy  Ph.D.
Laura Nagy Ph.D.
Staff

nagyl3@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-4021
web site

Research Interests:
alcoholic liver disease; macrophages; C1q; apoptosis; fibrosis; liver disease; alcohol; Heme-oxygenase-1; inflammation; necroptosis; high-fat diet; liver injury; fatty liver disease; complement; hepatocytes; alcoholic hepatitis; hepatic stellate cell; adiponectin; MIF; carbon tetrachloride

Mitchell Alan Olman  M.A., M.D.
Mitchell Alan Olman M.A., M.D.
Staff

olmanm@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-6025
web site

Research Interests:
fibrosis; pulmonary; fibroblast; TRP ion channel; coagulation; myofibroblast

John  O‘Toole  M.D.
John O‘Toole M.D.
Staff

otoolej@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-9076
web site

Research Interests:
Kidney disease; Chronic glomerular diseases; APOL1 biology; Genetics; Transcriptomics; Precision medicine

Giovanni  Piedimonte  M.D.
Giovanni Piedimonte M.D.
Institute Chair, Children's Hospital and Pediatrics

piedimg@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-2344
web site

Research Interests:
asthma; airway inflammation; lung neurodevelopment; neurotrophic factors; neurogenic inflammation; respiratory viruses, respiratory syncytial virus; obesity; environmetal diseases

Eugene  Podrez  M.D., Ph.D.
Eugene Podrez M.D., Ph.D.
Staff

podreze@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-1019
web site

Research Interests:
Atherosclerosis; Thrombosis; Atherothrombosis; Platelets; Macrophage; Scavenger Receptors; LDL; HDL; Cholesterol; Phospholipids; Oxidative Stress; Lipid Peroxidation.

Fariba  Rezaee  MD
Fariba Rezaee MD
Staff
Joint Appointment in Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

rezaeef@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-3152
 

Research Interests:
RSV infection, airway epithelial structure and function, airway inflammation, allergen sensitization

Florian  Rieder  M.D.
Florian Rieder M.D.
Staff

riederf@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-4916
web site

Research Interests:
Fibrosis; Stricture; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative Colitis

Kurt W. Runge  Ph.D.
Kurt W. Runge Ph.D.
Staff

rungek@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9771
web site

Research Interests:
telomere, DNA damage, histone modification, aging, autophagy, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Takuya  Sakaguchi  Ph.D.
Takuya Sakaguchi Ph.D.
Associate Staff

sakagut2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9280
web site

Research Interests:
liver development; organogenesis; regeneration; microenvironment; zebrafish; endothelial cell signaling; cholangiocyte; branching morphogenesis; ROS

Rachel   Scheraga  MD
Rachel Scheraga MD
Associate Staff

scherar@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-8785
 

Research Interests:
Acute respiratory distress syndrome, macrophages, TRPV4, lung injury and infection

John  Sedor  M.D.
John Sedor M.D.
Staff

sedorj@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 442-8859
web site

Research Interests:
Kidney disease; APOL1 biology; Podocyte cell signaling; Precision medicine; Multicenter clinical trials; Kidney health policy

Ganes C. Sen  Ph.D.
Ganes C. Sen Ph.D.
Staff
Interim Chair

seng@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-0636
web site

Research Interests:
Innate Immunity, Host Response, Virus infection, Interferon, TLRs, IRFs

Brian  Southern  M.D.
Brian Southern M.D.
Associate Staff

southeb@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7207
 

Research Interests:
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, NMM2

Dennis J. Stuehr  Ph.D.
Dennis J. Stuehr Ph.D.
Staff

stuehrd@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-6950
web site

Research Interests:
Inflammation; Nitric oxide; Heme transport; Soluble guanylate cyclase; Electron transfer

Charles S. Tannenbaum  Ph.D.
Charles S. Tannenbaum Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

tannenc@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-0575
 

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Adriano  Tonelli  M.D.
Adriano Tonelli M.D.
Staff

tonella@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-0812
web site

Research Interests:
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Vincent K. Tuohy  Ph.D.
Vincent K. Tuohy Ph.D.
Staff

tuohyv@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9684
web site

Research Interests:
Autoimmunity; Cancer Vaccines; Cancer Immunoprevention; Cancer Immunotherapy

Anna  Valujskikh  Ph.D.
Anna Valujskikh Ph.D.
Staff

valuysa@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-5452
web site

Research Interests:
Immunologic memory; memory T-cells; allograft rejection; transplantation; therapies for transplant recipients

Jijun  Xu  M.D., Ph.D.
Jijun Xu M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Staff

xuj3@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-4080
 

Research Interests:
coming soon.