AJP-Lung is very excited to welcome one of our newest associate editors to the team, Irina Petrache MD. She will help expand our scope to include more papers on COPD and emphysema.
Irina Petrache is Calvin E. English Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Petrache received her medical degree from the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania and received postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at Saint Lukes/St Vincent Medical Center affiliated with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH; and in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Petrache is a physician scientist whose laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of and repair strategies for pulmonary emphysema and COPD. Studies in the lab focus on the role of cell death in lung alveoli, the significance of bioactive sphingolipids in lung responses to cigarette smoke and the vascular protective effects of alpha one antitrypsin. Her research group is also involved in collaborative work related to lung regeneration and metabolomic and molecular phenotyping in COPD.