Grace Parraga, BSc Hon, MSc, PhD

Professor, CIHR New Investigator, Scientist (Robarts Research Institute)

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Biography: My lab is fascinated by the interactions of lung growth and development with lung aging and disease. The lungs are central to homeostasis and to life so that without optimal lung structure and function, all other physiological systems in humans are compromised and eventually fail.  Lung abnormalities are expressed “silently” until disease mechanisms are well-established or irreversible which makes detection and a deep understanding of lung disease and its mechanisms extremely challenging. Research in our laboratory is directed towards a detailed understanding of lung structure and function, with an emphasis on the development of human medical imaging tools.

Research Areas: COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, respiratory system imaging