Phyllis Dennery

Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Chair of Pediatrics


Dr. Dennery’s laboratory research is focused understanding mechansisms of neonatal lung injury and repair.  She has defined the role of heme oxygenase (HO), the rate-limiting enzyme in heme degradation in mediating cytoprotective responses in the lung and has also identified a role for HO in circadian regulation of injury and repair.  She is currently exploring how mitochondrial bioenergetics mediate responses to oxidative stress in the neonatal lung exposed to hyperoxia.