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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer CenterVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Timothy Scott  Blackwell

Timothy Scott Blackwell, M.D.

Ralph and Lulu Owen Professor of Medicine (Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care)
Professor of Cancer Biology
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care

  • M.D. - University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1988
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1992
  • Residency - Washington University Medical Center, 1991
  • Internship - Washington University Medical Center, 1989
Research Description

My laboratory investigates lung inflamamtion/injury, remodeling, fibrosis, and development of lung cancer. Lung inflammation is important for host defense functions but can contribute to tissue injury when the inflammation is excessive or dysregulated. By studying the NF-kB transcription pathway, we hope to better understand factors that control lung inflammation, injury, and host defense. We are also interested in the basic mechanisms that lead to normal lung repair or fibrosis following injury and mechanisms by which chronic inflammation alters the lung microenvironment in a pro-tumorigenic manner.

Clinical Interest

acute lung injury/ARDS
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
lung cancer