Vasiliy V. Polosukhin, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D.

Research Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Sc.D., Pathology and Anatomy and Cell Biology, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Novosibirsk, RussiaPh.D., Pathology, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Novosibirsk, RussiaM.D., Medicine, Tomsk Medical Institute, Tomsk, Russia
Office Address
T-1218 MCN
Nashville, TN 2650
Toki S, Goleniewska K, Reiss S, Zhou W, Newcomb DC, Bloodworth MH, Stier MT, Boyd KL, Polosukhin VV, Subramaniam S, Peebles RS. The histone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin A suppresses murine innate allergic inflammation by blocking group 2 innate lymphoid cell (ILC2) activation. Thorax [print-electronic]. 2016 Jul; 71(7): 633-45. PMID: 27071418, PII: thoraxjnl-2015-207728, DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-207728, ISSN: 1468-3296.

Benjamin JT, van der Meer R, Im AM, Plosa EJ, Zaynagetdinov R, Burman A, Havrilla ME, Gleaves LA, Polosukhin VV, Deutsch GH, Yanagisawa H, Davidson JM, Prince LS, Young LR, Blackwell TS. Epithelial-Derived Inflammation Disrupts Elastin Assembly and Alters Saccular Stage Lung Development. Am. J. Pathol [print-electronic]. 2016 May 5/12/2016; PMID: 27181406, PII: S0002-9440(16)30065-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2016.02.016, ISSN: 1525-2191.

Saxon JA, Cheng DS, Han W, Polosukhin VV, McLoed AG, Richmond BW, Gleaves LA, Tanjore H, Sherrill TP, Barham W, Yull FE, Blackwell TS. P52 Overexpression Increases Epithelial Apoptosis, Enhances Lung Injury, and Reduces Survival after Lipopolysaccharide Treatment. J. Immunol [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb 2/15/2016; 196(4): 1891-9. PMID: 26773153, PMCID: PMC4744539, PII: jimmunol.1501555, DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1501555, ISSN: 1550-6606.

Bryant AJ, Carrick RP, McConaha ME, Jones BR, Shay SD, Moore CS, Blackwell TR, Gladson S, Penner NL, Burman A, Tanjore H, Hemnes AR, Karwandyar AK, Polosukhin VV, Talati MA, Dong HJ, Gleaves LA, Carrier EJ, Gaskill C, Scott EW, Majka SM, Fessel JP, Haase VH, West JD, Blackwell TS, Lawson WE. Endothelial HIF signaling regulates pulmonary fibrosis-associated pulmonary hypertension. Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb 2/1/2016; 310(3): L249-62. PMID: 26637636, PMCID: PMC4838140, PII: ajplung.00258.2015, DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00258.2015, ISSN: 1522-1504.

Rotsinger JE, Celada LJ, Polosukhin VV, Atkinson JB, Drake WP. Molecular Analysis of Sarcoidosis Granulomas Reveals Antimicrobial Targets. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan 1/25/2016; PMID: 26807608, DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2015-0212OC, ISSN: 1535-4989.

Richmond BW, Brucker RM, Han W, Du RH, Zhang Y, Cheng DS, Gleaves L, Abdolrasulnia R, Polosukhina D, Clark PE, Bordenstein SR, Blackwell TS, Polosukhin VV. Airway bacteria drive a progressive COPD-like phenotype in mice with polymeric immunoglobulin receptor deficiency. Nat Commun. 2016; 7: 11240. PMID: 27046438, PMCID: PMC4822073, PII: ncomms11240, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11240, ISSN: 2041-1723.

Du RH, Richmond BW, Blackwell TS, Cates JM, Massion PP, Ware LB, Lee JW, Kononov AV, Lawson WE, Blackwell TS, Polosukhin VV. Secretory IgA from submucosal glands does not compensate for its airway surface deficiency in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Virchows Arch [print-electronic]. 2015 Dec; 467(6): 657-65. PMID: 26432569, PII: 10.1007/s00428-015-1854-0, DOI: 10.1007/s00428-015-1854-0, ISSN: 1432-2307.

Bryant AJ, Robinson LJ, Moore CS, Blackwell TR, Gladson S, Penner NL, Burman A, McClellan LJ, Polosukhin VV, Tanjore H, McConaha ME, Gleaves LA, Talati MA, Hemnes AR, Fessel JP, Lawson WE, Blackwell TS, West JD. Expression of mutant bone morphogenetic protein receptor II worsens pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary fibrosis. Pulm Circ. 2015 Dec; 5(4): 681-90. PMID: 26697175, PMCID: PMC4671742, PII: PC2013257, DOI: 10.1086/683811, ISSN: 2045-8932.

Han W, Zaynagetdinov R, Yull FE, Polosukhin VV, Gleaves LA, Tanjore H, Young LR, Peterson TE, Manning HC, Prince LS, Blackwell TS. Molecular imaging of folate receptor ß-positive macrophages during acute lung inflammation. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 2015 Jul; 53(1): 50-9. PMID: 25375039, PMCID: PMC4566110, DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2014-0289OC, ISSN: 1535-4989.

Kropski JA, Pritchett JM, Zoz DF, Crossno PF, Markin C, Garnett ET, Degryse AL, Mitchell DB, Polosukhin VV, Rickman OB, Choi L, Cheng DS, McConaha ME, Jones BR, Gleaves LA, McMahon FB, Worrell JA, Solus JF, Ware LB, Lee JW, Massion PP, Zaynagetdinov R, White ES, Kurtis JD, Johnson JE, Groshong SD, Lancaster LH, Young LR, Steele MP, Phillips Iii JA, Cogan JD, Loyd JE, Lawson WE, Blackwell TS. Extensive phenotyping of individuals at risk for familial interstitial pneumonia reveals clues to the pathogenesis of interstitial lung disease. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2015 Feb 2/15/2015; 191(4): 417-26. PMID: 25389906, PMCID: PMC4351594, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201406-1162OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Plosa EJ, Young LR, Gulleman PM, Polosukhin VV, Zaynagetdinov R, Benjamin JT, Im AM, van der Meer R, Gleaves LA, Bulus N, Han W, Prince LS, Blackwell TS, Zent R. Epithelial ß1 integrin is required for lung branching morphogenesis and alveolarization. Development [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 141(24): 4751-62. PMID: 25395457, PMCID: PMC4299273, PII: dev.117200, DOI: 10.1242/dev.117200, ISSN: 1477-9129.

Polosukhin VV, Polosukhin IV, Hoskins A, Han W, Abdolrasulnia R, Blackwell TS, Dworski R. Glutathione S-transferase M1 modulates allergen-induced NF-¿B activation in asthmatic airway epithelium. Allergy [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 69(12): 1666-72. PMID: 25118837, PMCID: PMC4317365, DOI: 10.1111/all.12506, ISSN: 1398-9995.

Zhou W, Goleniewska K, Zhang J, Dulek DE, Toki S, Lotz MT, Newcomb DC, Boswell MG, Polosukhin VV, Milne GL, Wu P, Moore ML, FitzGerald GA, Peebles RS. Cyclooxygenase inhibition abrogates aeroallergen-induced immune tolerance by suppressing prostaglandin I2 receptor signaling. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol [print-electronic]. 2014 Sep; 134(3): 698-705.e5. PMID: 25042746, PMCID: PMC4358822, PII: S0091-6749(14)00806-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.06.004, ISSN: 1097-6825.

Newcomb DC, Boswell MG, Sherrill TP, Polosukhin VV, Boyd KL, Goleniewska K, Brody SL, Kolls JK, Adler KB, Peebles RS. IL-17A induces signal transducers and activators of transcription-6-independent airway mucous cell metaplasia. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 2013 Jun; 48(6): 711-6. PMID: 23392574, PMCID: PMC3727878, PII: rcmb.2013-0017OC, DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2013-0017OC, ISSN: 1535-4989.

Han W, Li H, Cai J, Gleaves LA, Polosukhin VV, Segal BH, Yull FE, Blackwell TS. NADPH oxidase limits lipopolysaccharide-induced lung inflammation and injury in mice through reduction-oxidation regulation of NF-¿B activity. J. Immunol [print-electronic]. 2013 May 5/1/2013; 190(9): 4786-94. PMID: 23530143, PMCID: PMC3633681, PII: jimmunol.1201809, DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1201809, ISSN: 1550-6606.

Tanjore H, Degryse AL, Crossno PF, Xu XC, McConaha ME, Jones BR, Polosukhin VV, Bryant AJ, Cheng DS, Newcomb DC, McMahon FB, Gleaves LA, Blackwell TS, Lawson WE. ß-catenin in the alveolar epithelium protects from lung fibrosis after intratracheal bleomycin. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar 3/15/2013; 187(6): 630-9. PMID: 23306543, PMCID: PMC3733436, PII: rccm.201205-0972OC, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201205-0972OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Zaynagetdinov R, Stathopoulos GT, Sherrill TP, Cheng DS, McLoed AG, Ausborn JA, Polosukhin VV, Connelly L, Zhou W, Fingleton B, Peebles RS, Prince LS, Yull FE, Blackwell TS. Epithelial nuclear factor-¿B signaling promotes lung carcinogenesis via recruitment of regulatory T lymphocytes. Oncogene [print-electronic]. 2012 Jun 6/28/2012; 31(26): 3164-76. PMID: 22002309, PMCID: PMC3266969, PII: onc2011480, DOI: 10.1038/onc.2011.480, ISSN: 1476-5594.

Polosukhin VV, Degryse AL, Newcomb DC, Jones BR, Ware LB, Lee JW, Loyd JE, Blackwell TS, Lawson WE. Intratracheal bleomycin causes airway remodeling and airflow obstruction in mice. Exp. Lung Res. 2012 Apr; 38(3): 135-46. PMID: 22394287, PMCID: PMC4046254, DOI: 10.3109/01902148.2012.658595, ISSN: 1521-0499.

Degryse AL, Xu XC, Newman JL, Mitchell DB, Tanjore H, Polosukhin VV, Jones BR, McMahon FB, Gleaves LA, Phillips JA, Cogan JD, Blackwell TS, Lawson WE. Telomerase deficiency does not alter bleomycin-induced fibrosis in mice. Exp. Lung Res. 2012 Apr; 38(3): 124-34. PMID: 22394286, PMCID: PMC4046256, DOI: 10.3109/01902148.2012.658148, ISSN: 1521-0499.

Zaynagetdinov R, Sherrill TP, Polosukhin VV, Han W, Ausborn JA, McLoed AG, McMahon FB, Gleaves LA, Degryse AL, Stathopoulos GT, Yull FE, Blackwell TS. A critical role for macrophages in promotion of urethane-induced lung carcinogenesis. J. Immunol [print-electronic]. 2011 Dec 12/1/2011; 187(11): 5703-11. PMID: 22048774, PMCID: PMC3221921, PII: jimmunol.1100558, DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1100558, ISSN: 1550-6606.

Zhou W, Dowell DR, Geraci MW, Blackwell TS, Collins RD, Polosukhin VV, Lawson WE, Wu P, Sussan T, Biswal S, Goleniewska K, O'Neal J, Newcomb DC, Toki S, Morrow JD, Peebles RS. PGI synthase overexpression protects against bleomycin-induced mortality and is associated with increased Nqo 1 expression. Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol [print-electronic]. 2011 Oct; 301(4): L615-22. PMID: 21764988, PMCID: PMC3774255, PII: ajplung.00224.2010, DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00224.2010, ISSN: 1522-1504.

Polosukhin VV, Cates JM, Lawson WE, Zaynagetdinov R, Milstone AP, Massion PP, Ocak S, Ware LB, Lee JW, Bowler RP, Kononov AV, Randell SH, Blackwell TS. Bronchial secretory immunoglobulin a deficiency correlates with airway inflammation and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Aug 8/1/2011; 184(3): 317-27. PMID: 21512171, PMCID: PMC3265275, PII: 201010-1629OC, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201010-1629OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Lawson WE, Cheng DS, Degryse AL, Tanjore H, Polosukhin VV, Xu XC, Newcomb DC, Jones BR, Roldan J, Lane KB, Morrisey EE, Beers MF, Yull FE, Blackwell TS. Endoplasmic reticulum stress enhances fibrotic remodeling in the lungs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun 6/28/2011; 108(26): 10562-7. PMID: 21670280, PMCID: PMC3127925, PII: 1107559108, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1107559108, ISSN: 1091-6490.

Polosukhin VV, Cates JM, Lawson WE, Milstone AP, Matafonov AG, Massion PP, Lee JW, Randell SH, Blackwell TS. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 signalling promotes goblet cell hyperplasia in airway epithelium. J. Pathol. 2011 Jun; 224(2): 203-11. PMID: 21557221, DOI: 10.1002/path.2863, ISSN: 1096-9896.

Degryse AL, Tanjore H, Xu XC, Polosukhin VV, Jones BR, Boomershine CS, Ortiz C, Sherrill TP, McMahon FB, Gleaves LA, Blackwell TS, Lawson WE. TGFß signaling in lung epithelium regulates bleomycin-induced alveolar injury and fibroblast recruitment. Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 300(6): L887-97. PMID: 21441353, PMCID: PMC3119129, PII: ajplung.00397.2010, DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00397.2010, ISSN: 1522-1504.

Degryse AL, Tanjore H, Xu XC, Polosukhin VV, Jones BR, McMahon FB, Gleaves LA, Blackwell TS, Lawson WE. Repetitive intratracheal bleomycin models several features of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol [print-electronic]. 2010 Oct; 299(4): L442-52. PMID: 20562227, PMCID: PMC2957416, PII: ajplung.00026.2010, DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00026.2010, ISSN: 1522-1504.

Zaynagetdinov R, Ryzhov S, Goldstein AE, Yin H, Novitskiy SV, Goleniewska K, Polosukhin VV, Newcomb DC, Mitchell D, Morschl E, Zhou Y, Blackburn MR, Peebles RS, Biaggioni I, Feoktistov I. Attenuation of chronic pulmonary inflammation in A2B adenosine receptor knockout mice. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol [print-electronic]. 2010 May; 42(5): 564-71. PMID: 19556606, PMCID: PMC2874442, PII: 2008-0391OC, DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2008-0391OC, ISSN: 1535-4989.

Crossno PF, Polosukhin VV, Blackwell TS, Johnson JE, Markin C, Moore PE, Worrell JA, Stahlman MT, Phillips JA, Loyd JE, Cogan JD, Lawson WE. Identification of early interstitial lung disease in an individual with genetic variations in ABCA3 and SFTPC. Chest. 2010 Apr; 137(4): 969-73. PMID: 20371530, PMCID: PMC2851554, PII: 137/4/969, DOI: 10.1378/chest.09-0790, ISSN: 1931-3543.

Sheller JR, Polosukhin VV, Mitchell D, Cheng DS, Peebles RS, Blackwell TS. Nuclear factor kappa B induction in airway epithelium increases lung inflammation in allergen-challenged mice. Exp. Lung Res. 2009 Dec; 35(10): 883-95. PMID: 19995280, PMCID: PMC3419942, DOI: 10.3109/01902140903019710, ISSN: 1521-0499.

Tanjore H, Xu XC, Polosukhin VV, Degryse AL, Li B, Han W, Sherrill TP, Plieth D, Neilson EG, Blackwell TS, Lawson WE. Contribution of epithelial-derived fibroblasts to bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med [print-electronic]. 2009 Oct 10/1/2009; 180(7): 657-65. PMID: 19556518, PMCID: PMC2753790, PII: 200903-0322OC, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200903-0322OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Moore ML, Chi MH, Luongo C, Lukacs NW, Polosukhin VV, Huckabee MM, Newcomb DC, Buchholz UJ, Crowe JE, Goleniewska K, Williams JV, Collins PL, Peebles RS. A chimeric A2 strain of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with the fusion protein of RSV strain line 19 exhibits enhanced viral load, mucus, and airway dysfunction. J. Virol [print-electronic]. 2009 May; 83(9): 4185-94. PMID: 19211758, PMCID: PMC2668460, PII: JVI.01853-08, DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01853-08, ISSN: 1098-5514.

Mok H, Tollefson SJ, Podsiad AB, Shepherd BE, Polosukhin VV, Johnston RE, Williams JV, Crowe JE. An alphavirus replicon-based human metapneumovirus vaccine is immunogenic and protective in mice and cotton rats. J. Virol [print-electronic]. 2008 Nov; 82(22): 11410-8. PMID: 18786987, PMCID: PMC2573258, PII: JVI.01688-08, DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01688-08, ISSN: 1098-5514.

Chaurand P, Latham JC, Lane KB, Mobley JA, Polosukhin VV, Wirth PS, Nanney LB, Caprioli RM. Imaging mass spectrometry of intact proteins from alcohol-preserved tissue specimens: bypassing formalin fixation. J. Proteome Res [print-electronic]. 2008 Aug; 7(8): 3543-55. PMID: 18613713, PMCID: PMC2927987, DOI: 10.1021/pr800286z, ISSN: 1535-3893.

Lawson WE, Crossno PF, Polosukhin VV, Roldan J, Cheng DS, Lane KB, Blackwell TR, Xu C, Markin C, Ware LB, Miller GG, Loyd JE, Blackwell TS. Endoplasmic reticulum stress in alveolar epithelial cells is prominent in IPF: association with altered surfactant protein processing and herpesvirus infection. Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol [print-electronic]. 2008 Jun; 294(6): L1119-26. PMID: 18390830, PII: 00382.2007, DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00382.2007, ISSN: 1040-0605.

Stathopoulos GT, Sherrill TP, Han W, Sadikot RT, Polosukhin VV, Fingleton B, Yull FE, Blackwell TS. Use of bioluminescent imaging to investigate the role of nuclear factor-kappaBeta in experimental non-small cell lung cancer metastasis. Clin. Exp. Metastasis [print-electronic]. 2008; 25(1): 43-51. PMID: 18008176, DOI: 10.1007/s10585-007-9100-z, ISSN: 0262-0898.

Mok H, Lee S, Utley TJ, Shepherd BE, Polosukhin VV, Collier ML, Davis NL, Johnston RE, Crowe JE. Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus replicon particles encoding respiratory syncytial virus surface glycoproteins induce protective mucosal responses in mice and cotton rats. J. Virol [print-electronic]. 2007 Dec; 81(24): 13710-22. PMID: 17928349, PMCID: PMC2168850, PII: JVI.01351-07, DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01351-07, ISSN: 1098-5514.

Stathopoulos GT, Sherrill TP, Cheng DS, Scoggins RM, Han W, Polosukhin VV, Connelly L, Yull FE, Fingleton B, Blackwell TS. Epithelial NF-kappaB activation promotes urethane-induced lung carcinogenesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A [print-electronic]. 2007 Nov 11/20/2007; 104(47): 18514-9. PMID: 18000061, PMCID: PMC2141808, PII: 0705316104, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0705316104, ISSN: 1091-6490.

Zhang H, Lawson WE, Polosukhin VV, Pozzi A, Blackwell TS, Litingtung Y, Chiang C. Inhibitor of differentiation 1 promotes endothelial survival in a bleomycin model of lung injury in mice. Am. J. Pathol [print-electronic]. 2007 Oct; 171(4): 1113-26. PMID: 17717145, PMCID: PMC1988863, PII: S0002-9440(10)62377-2, DOI: 10.2353/ajpath.2007.070226, ISSN: 0002-9440.

Polosukhin VV, Lawson WE, Milstone AP, Egunova SM, Kulipanov AG, Tchuvakin SG, Massion PP, Blackwell TS. Association of progressive structural changes in the bronchial epithelium with subepithelial fibrous remodeling: a potential role for hypoxia. Virchows Arch [print-electronic]. 2007 Oct; 451(4): 793-803. PMID: 17674038, DOI: 10.1007/s00428-007-0469-5, ISSN: 0945-6317.

Cheng DS, Han W, Chen SM, Sherrill TP, Chont M, Park GY, Sheller JR, Polosukhin VV, Christman JW, Yull FE, Blackwell TS. Airway epithelium controls lung inflammation and injury through the NF-kappa B pathway. J. Immunol. 2007 May 5/15/2007; 178(10): 6504-13. PMID: 17475880, PII: 178/10/6504, ISSN: 0022-1767.

Connelly L, Robinson-Benion C, Chont M, Saint-Jean L, Li H, Polosukhin VV, Blackwell TS, Yull FE. A transgenic model reveals important roles for the NF-kappa B alternative pathway (p100/p52) in mammary development and links to tumorigenesis. J. Biol. Chem [print-electronic]. 2007 Mar 3/30/2007; 282(13): 10028-35. PMID: 17261585, PII: M611300200, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M611300200, ISSN: 0021-9258.

Everhart MB, Han W, Sherrill TP, Arutiunov M, Polosukhin VV, Burke JR, Sadikot RT, Christman JW, Yull FE, Blackwell TS. Duration and intensity of NF-kappaB activity determine the severity of endotoxin-induced acute lung injury. J. Immunol. 2006 Apr 4/15/2006; 176(8): 4995-5005. PMID: 16585596, PII: 176/8/4995, ISSN: 0022-1767.

Lawson WE, Polosukhin VV, Stathopoulos GT, Zoia O, Han W, Lane KB, Li B, Donnelly EF, Holburn GE, Lewis KG, Collins RD, Hull WM, Glasser SW, Whitsett JA, Blackwell TS. Increased and prolonged pulmonary fibrosis in surfactant protein C-deficient mice following intratracheal bleomycin. Am. J. Pathol. 2005 Nov; 167(5): 1267-77. PMID: 16251411, PMCID: PMC1603790, PII: S0002-9440(10)61214-X, DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9440(10)61214-X, ISSN: 0002-9440.

Cheng Q, Zhao Y, Lawson WE, Polosukhin VV, Johnson JE, Blackwell TS, Gailani D. The effects of intrinsic pathway protease deficiencies on plasminogen-deficient mice. Blood [print-electronic]. 2005 Nov 11/1/2005; 106(9): 3055-7. PMID: 15985536, PMCID: PMC1895339, PII: 2005-02-0577, DOI: 10.1182/blood-2005-02-0577, ISSN: 0006-4971.

Lawson WE, Polosukhin VV, Zoia O, Stathopoulos GT, Han W, Plieth D, Loyd JE, Neilson EG, Blackwell TS. Characterization of fibroblast-specific protein 1 in pulmonary fibrosis. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med [print-electronic]. 2005 Apr 4/15/2005; 171(8): 899-907. PMID: 15618458, PII: 200311-1535OC, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200311-1535OC, ISSN: 1073-449X.

Everhart MB, Han W, Parman KS, Polosukhin VV, Zeng H, Sadikot RT, Li B, Yull FE, Christman JW, Blackwell TS. Intratracheal administration of liposomal clodronate accelerates alveolar macrophage reconstitution following fetal liver transplantation. J. Leukoc. Biol [print-electronic]. 2005 Feb; 77(2): 173-80. PMID: 15563581, PII: jlb.1203647, DOI: 10.1189/jlb.1203647, ISSN: 0741-5400.

Polosukhin VV, Stathopoulos GT, Lawson WE, Blackwell TS. Variability of interalveolar septal remodeling after bleomycin treatment in mice. Ultrastruct Pathol. 2005 Jan; 29(1): 53-64. PMID: 15934165, ISSN: 0191-3123.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 8/28/2017

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in scientific group led by Dr. Vasiliy Polosukhin and Dr. Timothy Blackwell, Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Our research group studies pathogenetic mechanisms of small airways diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and constrictive bronchiolitis. Specific focus of our research includes identification of mechanisms of impaired epithelial immune barrier in small conducting airways in small airways diseases and further modeling of these processes in both in vivo and in vitro systems. This postdoctoral trainee will involve in our current projects using a multitude mouse experimental models (inhalation exposure to cigarette smoke and sulfur dioxide), multiple genetically modified mouse lines, air-liquid interface cell culture. Histopathological analysis of human lung parenchymal tissue samples is also planned.

Qualifications for the Position

Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD in a medical or biological sciences field, should have ability to work both independently and collaboratively, possess strong oral and written communication skills and have a strong foundation in bench science. Successful candidates should be highly motivated and should have an expertise with human lung tissue samples, mouse models and cell culture. Specific expertise in immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization techniques, cytokine analysis and microbiome knowledge would be helpful. Responsibilities include designing and conducting experiments, data collection and review, abstract and manuscript preparation and local and national scientific presentations. Questions about the position can be directed to