Vibha N. Lama, MD, MS
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Elected 2013

Dr. Vibha Lama is a pulmonary researcher in the arena of lung transplantation and resident mesenchymal progenitors. Pioneering translational work from her laboratory has provided human evidence for the presence of lung-specific mesenchymal progenitor cells and elucidated their biological behavior in normal repair and fibrotic remodeling. Dr. Lama’s research is focused on understanding mechanisms of mesenchymal cell recruitment and differentiation, with a focus on pathways of cellular activation in fibrogenesis accompanying chronic allograft rejection.