Faculty Profile

Julian Solway
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
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Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics;Vice Chair of Research; Dean for Translational Medicine; Chairman, Committee on Molecular Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Solway's laboratory addresses molecular mechanisms underlying airway constrictor hyperresponsiveness in asthma, including 1) Regulation of smooth muscle gene expression (with focus on SRF and GATA5); 2) Evaluation of mutations and mechanisms underlying heritable cholinergic hyperresponsiveness in a kindred of ENU-mutagenized mice; 3) Functional genetics of asthma, (consequences of genetic variations and transcriptional analysis of endobronchial biopsies); 4) Molecular mechanisms that regulate the mechanical plasticity-elasticity (taffy-like vs. rubber band-like) balance in contracted airway smooth muscle.

Clinical Interests

Asthma, lung diseases, applied physiology


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  • BS, 1974, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
  • MD, 1978, Harvard University,
  • Residency, 1981, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1983, Harvard Medical School, Pulmonary