Phyllis Dennery

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


The Dennery lab is investigating the metabolic determinants leading to neonatal lung injury. Premature infants often require ventilatory support for their survival postnatally.  This leads to chronic lung injury characterized by alveolar and vascular simplification and abnormal lung function into adulthood. The laboratory is investigating the role of impaired glycolysis and senescence in the lung cells as well as exploring therapeutic interventions to mitigate lung injury.