Jason Gokey, PhD
I am a new Research Instructor in Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Timothy Blackwell and Dr. Jon Kropski. My research is focusing on the abnormal epithelial cell signaling associated with the progression of interstitial lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
I obtained by PhD training at the State university of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY, where I studied asymmetric patterning of the body axis using the zebrafish model system. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Amack, I gained a foundation in understanding developmental signaling networks and how they interact. I then transitioned to my post-doctoral training under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where I studied pulmonary biology and utilized mouse models of lung development and injury.