Chitaru Kurihara, MD

Chitaru Kurihara, MD

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Research Project:
Mechanisms of Chronic Allograft Dysfunction After Lung Transplant

Grant Awarded:

  • Catalyst Award

Research Topics:

  • biomarkers
  • combination therapies experimental therapeutics
  • immunology immunotherapy
  • lung transplantation

While lung transplantation is a life-saving treatment for a variety of end-stage lung diseases, long-term outcomes of patients undergoing this intervention are limited due to the development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). This is a severe lung disease where the immune system attacks the airways of the lungs, also known as chronic rejection.  We will determine whether drugs that we have shown reduce the risk of early graft injury, can reduce the risk of CLAD by reducing precluding normal repair in the lung.

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