|OSU Veterinary Center Lecture to Feature Medical Pulmonary Fibrosis Expert|
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will host the 4th Annual Lundberg-Kienlen Lectureship in Biomedical Research on Monday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in McElroy Hall Auditorium located on the west end of the OSU Stillwater campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge. Guest speaker Craig Henke, M.D., will present “Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Pathologic IPF Fibroblasts and Their Cell of Origin.”
Henke is a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. His clinical activities and interests include interstitial lung diseases and attending in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. His research program focuses on pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and lethal fibrotic lung disorder where alveolar airspace is replaced with fibroblasts and a major connective tissue product, type 1 collagen. Henke has National Institutes of Health grants including a Program Project Grant to study the molecular pathways that regulate the pathologic behavior of the fibroblast.