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; Dean for Translational Medicine; Chairman,Committee on Molecular Medicine; Director, Institute for Translational Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Solway's research programs primarily address asthma. He has extensive experience studying airway smooth muscle (ASM) function and dysfunction in asthma, having studied smooth muscle specific gene transcription, protein accumulation, and hypertrophy, and signaling mechanisms that regulate these; ASM contraction and its reversal, and the mechanisms that regulate these; and ASM mediated-airway narrowing, airway constrictor responsiveness, and lung function in both animal models and humans. Additional studies address asthma genetics and therapeutics in mechanistic and therapeutic clinical studies and preclinical development of novel asthma treatments. Recently, he has focused on the inhibition of pulmonary fibrosis and on the inhibition of breast cancer metastasis using novel small molecules discovered in our asthma studies.

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