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Alejandro  Comellas, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal medicine
Email: alejandro-comellas@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 384-6484

Center Affiliation and Expertise: Director, Integrative Health Sciences Facility; Environmental Disease and Population Health


Dr. Comellas' research interest is in the area of lung injury, focusing on the regulation of the alveolar epithelial tight junctions. His laboratory is interested in developing strategies that will preserve the integrity of the epithelial barrier by stabilizing the alveolar epithelial tight junctions and by up-regulating the mechanisms involved in the alveolar fluid clearance.