Acute and chronic lung diseases represent a major health care problem. Lung transplantation remains limited by both a shortage of donors and a low utilization rate of donor lungs. Regeneration of healthy lung is an exciting long-term goal but successfully reproducing the complex architecture of the lung presents a formidable challenge. My research interests include development of practical approaches for treatment of lung disease. Studies include: Cell-based therapeutic approaches for end-stage lung disease; Lung and tracheal regeneration and Pluripotent derived lung epithelial cells for tissue engineering applications.