Lab Members

Mark Looney, MD

Professor in Residence
M_MED-PULM-CORE
+1 415 476-9563

Mark R. Looney, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Attending Physician on the Pulmonary Consult Service and the Intensive Care Units at UCSF. He received his undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1994 and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1998. He then came to UCSF where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine, a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and research training in the Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Research Interests

My lab is broadly focused on innate immune biology in the lung. Thematic areas include neutrophil and platelet biology as applied to a variety of pulmonary disease states including acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation, and cystic fibrosis. A major interest is the application of multiphoton intravital lung microscopy as a discovery tool to aid in the study of lung biology, including novel studies on the role of the pulmonary circulation in platelet biogenesis and the hematopoietic potential of the lung. Our overall goal is to identify new mechanisms responsible for lung inflammation and injury and to develop novel therapies to combat lung disease.

Nicholas Kwaan

Clinical Fellow
M_MED-PULM-CORE
+1 415 476-0630

Emma Lefrancais, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
M_MED-PULM-CORE
+1 415 476-9190

Fengchun Liu

Specialist
M_MED-PULM-CORE
+1 415 514-2949

Benat Mallavia-Onaindia, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
M_MED-PULM-CORE
+1 415 476-9190

Michelle Yu, MD, PhD

CLINICAL FELLOW
M_MED-PULM-CORE
+1 415 476-0630

Alumni

Axelle Caudrillier

Axelle
Caudrillier, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Brian Gilliss, MD

HS Asst. Clinical Proefssor
M_Anesthesia
+1 415 476-3540

John X. Nguyen

John X.
Nguyen
SRA

Guadalupe Ortiz-Muñoz

Guadalupe
Ortiz-Muñoz, PhD
Post-doctoral Scholar

David M. Sayah

David M.
Sayah, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow