Christiane Dammann, MD


Professor of Pediatrics



MD, University of Hamburg
Dr Med, University of Mainz


Campus: Boston
Office: North 2
Laboratory: Ziskind, 7th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-8738
Lab Phone: 617-636-5054
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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

Lung development is a finely tuned arrangement of biological events that involves the regulation of many signaling pathways that interact to regulate gene expression. Disturbance in these events can interfere with lung morphogenesis and result in incorrect differentiation of pulmonary cells, leading to lung diseases. Our group has shown that NRG1β, a growth factor, endogenously released from the mature fetal lung fibroblast, stimulates the onset of fetal surfactant synthesis. NRG1β signals its effect through the ErbB4 receptor. ErbB4 signaling is also critical for the development of Type II cells in the fetal lung. We are interested in understanding this signaling process more fully and its role in fetal lung development with a long term goal of developing strategies to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants.


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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research