Jonathan Davis, MD

Jonathan Davis, MD

Professor of Pediatrics



BA, Biology, Brandeis University
MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine



Campus: Boston
Office: Floating, 2nd Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-5322
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Graduate Programs

Clinical & Translational SciencePharmacology


Research Synopsis

I am interested in mentoring and supporting students in my role as a national leader in Pediatric Drug and Device Development in the NIH sponsored Clinical and Translational Research Award program. I do not accept students for bench research at this time.  My primary research interests involve the the role of inflammation and oxidants (from hyperoxia, inflammation, infection) in causing acute and chronic lung injury (leading to asthma, repeated pulmonary infections), retinopathy (leading to blindness) and neurologic injury (leading to cerebral palsy) in preterm and full term infants. Our group was the first one to give recombinant human antioxidants (Superoxide Dismutase) and recombinant human clara cell protein (in separate studies) to preterm infants which resulted in significantly reduced inflammation in the lung and improvements in pulmonary outcome.

Apply to the Sackler School


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