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Gerlinde Wernig - Assistant Professor of Pathology

Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Wernig's lab focuses on understanding the pathomechanisms of end stage organ fibrosis with the ultimate goal to help identify new targets for effective therapies. They found that the transcription factor c-JUN is specifically activated in human idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and many other human fibrotic diseases and that induction of c-Jun in mice mimics the pathological hallmarks of these diseases.