About the Center

Lung disease is the third most frequent cause of death in this country, claiming ~360,000 Americans annually. Tragically, an additional 25 million live with chronic lung diseases including asthma, emphysema, cancer and cystic fibrosis. Unfortunately, the number of individuals wih lung disease is increasing at an alarming rate.

The Dartmouth Lung Biology Center aims to gain a better understanding of the etiology of lung disease and to study new therapeutics for the treatment of lung disease. The Dartmouth Lung Biology Center is grounded in basic research and embraces a translational approach to promote bidirectional bench-to-bedside research.