Jozef Zienkiewicz

The team studying how to control sepsis in the lungs and kidneys includes, from left, Huan Qiao, MD, PhD Jacek Hawiger, MD, PhD, Jozef Zienkiewicz, PhD, and Yan Liu, MD, MS. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Study reveals genomic code for sepsis in the lungs and kidneys

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center have “cracked” the genomic code for sepsis in the lungs and kidneys.

Jacek Hawiger, MD, PhD, third from right, with study team members, from left, Katherine Gibson-Corley, DVM, PhD, Yan Liu, MD, Jozef Zienkiewicz, PhD, Huan Qiao, MD, PhD, and Ruth Ann Veach.

Hawiger still blazing a trail in inflammation research

Vanderbilt research describes a new investigational peptide drug that can penetrate immune and nonimmune cells, and block inflammatory signaling in a preclinical model of atopic dermatitis — eczema.

Endotoxin shock protector

A novel tool developed by Vanderbilt scientists protects animals from endotoxin shock and can be used for mechanistic analyses of inflammation due to microbial and other insults.