The PFF Scholars program focuses on engaging early-career investigators in their emerging research in the field of pulmonary fibrosis. With the goal of advancing research that could translate into successful therapies for PF, the PFF Scholars program is designed to support and enable promising researchers to obtain independent funding and continue their cutting- edge research. Scholars will receive up to $50,000 over a two-year period.
Giilian Goobie, MD
Title : Giilian Goobie, MD
First Name : Gillian
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Last Name : Goobie
University : University of Pittsburgh
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Proposal Funder : The Peter L. O’Neill Memorial Fund
Dr. Gillian Goobie completed her MD and Internal Medicine residency at the University of Calgary prior to entering into her Respiratory Medicine fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Goobie’s research during medical residency and fellowship focused on understanding the pathophysiology of autoimmune and interstitial lung diseases. During her clinical training, she was mentored by Dr. Kerri Johannson, Dr. Charlene Fell, and Dr. Chris Ryerson. Her early research experiences drove Dr. Goobie to pursue a PhD in Human Genetics in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, supervised by Dr. Daniel Kass, Dr. Yingze Zhang, and Dr. S. Mehdi Nouraie. Her PhD research is focused on elucidating the role that air pollution plays in the development and progression of interstitial lung diseases. She is specifically interested in how air pollution modifies the epigenome of these patients, leading to downstream gene expression alterations and disease development. When she is not in the hospital or working on her research, Gillian enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors either by foot, bike, or skis.