Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Karen Ridge Lab

About Our Lab

We investigate the type 3 intermediate filament protein vimentin and its role in pulmonary health and disease. We focus on the involvement of vimentin in innate immunity, especially Nod-like receptor signaling, in the lungs of both juveniles and adults. We also explore how vimentin functions in the resolution of acute lung injury and the development of pulmonary fibrosis, as well as its role in non–small cell lung cancer.

Collaborators

G.R. Scott Budinger, MD
Chief, Division of Medicine-Pulmonary
Professor in Medicine-Pulmonary and Cell and Molecular Biology

Vladimir I. Gelfand, PhD
Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

Robert Goldman, PhD
Chair, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology and Medicine-Pulmonary

Jing Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor in Medicine-Pulmonary

Alexander Misharin, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor in Medicine-Pulmonary

Jacob I. Sznajder, MD
Professor in Medicine-Pulmonary and Cell and Molecular Biology

Karen M Ridge, PhD

Karen M Ridge, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Cell and Molecular Biology

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